This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – who currently hold, or who have held, a second Working Holiday visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.

You must

– Have previously held 2 subclass 417 visas in Australia. If you havenít, see the first Working Holiday visa or second Working Holiday visa

– If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago

– Hold a passport from an eligible country/jurisdiction

– Be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens who can be 18 to 35 years old (inclusive)

– Have undertaken 6 months of specified subclass 417 work 

– Not be accompanied by dependent children

With this visa

you can

– Do short-term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday

– Study for up to 4 months

– Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

Work

You can do any kind of work on this visa.

Usually, you can only work for the same employer for 6 months. 

Note: The 6 month work limitation resets when you are granted a third subclass 417 visa. This means you can work another 6 months for someone you worked for on your first and/or second subclass 417 visa.

If the main purpose of your stay is to work, consider a work visa.

Study

You can study for up to 4 months (17 weeks).

If the main purpose of your stay is to study, consider a Student visa.

How long you can stay

This depends on your circumstances when we grant the visa. Your grant notification will tell you how long you can stay in Australia and you can also use VEVO to check your visa details and conditions.

You are in Australia on your second subclass 417 visa or a bridging visa

The bridging visa must be the one you were granted after your second subclass 417 visa expired.

You can stay in Australia for up to 12 months from the date your second Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa expired or would have expired.

Time spent outside Australia after your third visa starts does not extend the visa.

You are in Australia on a different visa

You can stay in Australia for 12 months from the date we grant the visa.

Time spent outside Australia after your second visa starts does not extend the visa.

You are outside Australia

You can stay in Australia for 12 months from the date you enter Australia.

You must enter Australia within 12 months of the date we grant the visa. We will not extend or defer this timeframe.

This visa starts on the date you enter or transit through Australia even if you hold any other temporary visa including:

– A Special Purpose visa (SPV)

– An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

– A Crew Travel Authority (CTA)

– A Maritime Crew visa (MCV)

Ask us to cancel your Working Holiday visa before you travel to Australia if:

– You want to enter Australia on another visa, or

– You do not want your Working Holiday visa to start

Complete Form 1194 – Certification of Immigration Status and/or request to cancel a Temporary Resident visa (205KB PDF).

We will not refund your application fee if you ask us to cancel your visa.

Stay longer

You can’t:

– Stay in Australia longer by extending this visa

– Get a fourth Working Holiday visa if you have already held 3 Working Holiday visas in Australia

Stay longer on a visitor visa

Generally we don’t grant a visitor visa after you have been in Australia on a Work and Holiday visa.

If you want to apply for a Visitor visa to stay longer in Australia and the Visitor visa would result in you staying longer than 12 consecutive months in Australia, you must:

– Show there are exceptional circumstances

– Apply for a Visitor visa from outside Australia

For this visa, exceptional circumstances might be that a close family member in Australia has died or is seriously ill and you need to stay.

Include family

You can’t include family members in your application.

You can’t be accompanied by dependent children while you are in Australia on this visa.

Cost

AUD485

You might also have to pay for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Apply from

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.

If ou apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the Home Affairs decide your application.

If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the Home Affairs decide your application.

Processing times

Processing times for this visa are not available.

Your application might take longer to process if:

– You do not fill it in correctly

– You do not include all the documents the Home Affairs need or they need more information from you

– It takes us time to verify your information

Your obligations

You must meet all visa conditions and obey Australian laws.

Tax

You must pay taxes when you work in Australia on this visa.

Superannuation

Australia has compulsory superannuation – a retirement savings scheme. Your employer must pay superannuation into your superannuation fund if you earn over a certain amount.

When you leave Australia, you can access your superannuation.

Health insurance

The Home Affairs recommend you take out health insurance to cover any unforeseen medical treatment you might need in Australia. You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Insurance can help limit your financial liability.

Reciprocal healthcare agreements

Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from Services Australia about reciprocal healthcare agreements.

Travel

You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

Visa record

The Home Affairs will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.

Hold this passport

You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries/jurisdictions:

– Belgium

– Canada

– Republic of Cyprus

– Denmark

– Estonia

– Finland

– France

– Germany

– Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)

– Republic of Ireland

– Italy

– Japan

– Republic of Korea

– Malta

– Netherlands

– Norway

– Sweden

– Taiwan, other than an official or diplomatic passport

– The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Current or previous visa

You must:

– Hold or previously have held second Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) or a bridging visa that came into effect when your second Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa expired

– If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago

– Have complied with all the conditions on your second Working Holiday visa

Have enough money

You must have enough money to:

– Support yourself while you are in Australia

– Leave Australia at the end of your stay

This is usually about AUD5,000 for your initial stay, plus the fare to where you are going after leaving Australia.

If you are applying in Australia, you donít need to provide evidence.  If you are applying outside Australia and donít attach evidence to your application, processing may be delayed if the Home Affairs need to contact you to request further information.

Specified work

You must have completed 6 months of specified subclass 417 work.

Be this age

You must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens who can be18 to 35 years old (inclusive).  

If you apply for the visa while you are 30, but turn 31 before the Home Affairs have made a decision, they might still grant you the visa.

If you are Canadian, French or Irish and apply for the visa while you are 35,  but turn 36 before the Home Affairs have made a decision, they can still grant you the visa.

Meet health requirement

You must meet the health requirement.

Meet character requirement

You must meet the character requirement.

Pay your debts to the Australian Government

If you or any family members (including those who don’t apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.

Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

Sign the Australian values statement

You must acknowledge the Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you apply for the visa.