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Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas for Australians

If you are a young Aussie keen to work abroad, there are many working holiday visas for Australians to choose from.

A working holiday visa is a great way to travel long term. It allows you to live in another country for 12-24 months and permits you to take up employment while you are there. Each visa has it’s own requirements, but they usually ask for you to show proof that you have enough funds to support yourself as well as other requirements.

Instead of saving up your cash and then blowing it all on a short trip, you can work in your destination and make money to fund your travels as you go. Plus, you get the opportunity to experience working life in another culture, make connections and gain experience.

If you dream of working abroad, you’re already ahead of the game just by being born Australian. That’s because Australians have a huge choice of countries for which they can obtain working holiday visas. There are 35 countries to choose from on this list, so scroll through and see which country appeals most to you.

Some of these countries have only recently started their working holiday visa programs. For example, Vietnam is one of the newest destinations that has been added to this list, offering you an opportunity to work abroad there that wasn’t available before.

This list of working holiday visas for Australians is by no means in depth. Information about these programs can be difficult to find online. In some cases these programs are set up more for people who are travelling in the other direction. For example, the Bangladesh working holiday visa is more often used by people from Bangladesh working in Australia and not the other way around.

If you struggle to find information about any of the working holiday visas online, we recommend getting in contact with the embassy of that country in Australia. If you have experienced any of these programs or you have more information about them please contact us.

Andorra

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

(We found numerous websites that list Andorra as an option for working holiday visas for Australians. However, there was so little information out there that we cannot confirm whether the program still exists.)

#lacanaleta #vallnord #ordino #arcalis #ski #muntanya #mountains #snow #andorra

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Argentina

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)
Argentina Working Holiday Visa Application

Bangladesh

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)
Bangladesh High Commission Website 

Sylhet City Skyline, Sylhet. Photo by (@sahilasanzana) Tag #naturalbangladesh to be featured ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Belgium

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Canal boat ride in #Bruges #Belgium

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Canada

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)
Canada Working Holiday Visa

Banff Alberta Canada

Chile

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)
More Info

Riding horses in the desert in Chile
Riding horses in the desert in Chile

Cyprus

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-25 (Inclusive)

Information about the Working Holiday Visa in Cyprus

Denmark

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Denmark Working Holiday Visa – How to Apply

#Nyhavn reflections

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Estonia

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Republic of Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

#Trappeløp opp i #tårnet til #stolavskirke, #Tallinn #Densomløperdenfinner 😊 Ser ut som #legoby 😍

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Finland

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Embassy of Finland in Canberra 

France

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information About the Working Holiday Visa

Another guide with information about the Working Holiday Visa in France

 

Millau Viaduct
Millau Viaduct

Germany

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the German Embassy in Australia

Greece

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Contact the Embassy of Greece in Canberra

Hong Kong

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department

Hong Kong Harbour
Hong Kong Harbour

Hungary

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

An Article about the Australia- Hungary Working Holiday Visa

Hungary

Iceland

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

More Information About the Working Holiday in Iceland

Goðafoss, iceland. #Goðafoss #iceland #night #visiticeland #northernlights #nordic #travel #travelling #photography

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Ireland

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Ireland

Italy

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Australian Embassy in Rome

Rome. November 2010. #travelstagram #travel #instatravel #rome #italy

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Japan

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Apply with the embassy of Japan in Australia

Malta

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malta 

Memories of #Comino in summer with @annaasia82 ☀ #malta #visitmalta #travel

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Netherlands

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-31 (Inclusive)

Information from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Australia

Norway

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Apply For the Working Holiday Visa Here

Poland

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra

Portugal

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney

Algarve Portugal
You could work in the Algarve, Portugal

Slovakia

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Not much information about this working holiday visa is available online, apart from this article. I recommend contacting the Embassy of Slovakia in Australia.

Trenčín castle, Tag your princess 👸 📷 Beautiful photo by @stanleyhladky 👏👏👏 😎 Photo selected by @gabriellovas #ThisIsSlovakia

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South Korea

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-25(Inclusive)

Official Info from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Korea

More Information at ExploringKorea.com

Spain

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Consulate of Spain in Melbourne

#gaudi #gaudibarcelona #casabatllo Enchanting place ☀️🐠🐢

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Sweden

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Swedish Migration Agency

Taiwan

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Information from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia

Thailand

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

More Information from Anywork Anywhere

Turkey

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkey

istanbul

United Kingdom

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

United Kingdom Working Holiday Visa Information

Leeds Liverpool Canal, England
Leeds Liverpool Canal, England

Uruguay

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Contact the Uruguayan Embassy in Canberra

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Vietnam

Duration: 12 Months
Age Limit: 18-30 (Inclusive)

Contact the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

If you have found any more information about working holiday visas for Australians, please let us know in the comments below.

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About Kelly Dunning

A Canadian freelance writer with a love of art, culture, literature and adventure, Kelly loves exploring foreign lands and expressing her experiences through the power of the written word.

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