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Australian Government to Relax Working Holiday Laws

Great news for anyone planning a working holiday in Australia, as the Australian Government has announced some epic changes to its Working Holiday Maker visa (WHM) scheme!

Ask anyone that has come for a working holiday in  Australia and they’ll tell you that  1 year is just not enough! A huge number of the 419,000 backpackers visiting Australia last year are looking for ways to extend their visa and this might just be the light at the end of the tunnel!

Some of the changes include:

  • Raising the Working Holiday Maker age to 35 years old for Ireland & Canada
  • Scrapping the six month work limit so you can stay at the same job for longer
  • Possibility to TRIPLE the length of stay by doing some form of agricultural work

 

Read about the full details here:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/News/Pages/changes-working-holiday-maker-visa.aspx

You can read more on the story over on the www.news.com.au website:

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/government-to-announce-backpacker-visa-changes/news-story/9238be942ba4c840fc4a9ca3d3a01a1b

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