The Work and Holiday Visa is designed to create opportunities for young people to be involved in social and cultural exchanges between Indonesia and Australia. Visas are designed to encourage more Australians and Indonesians to visit each country, and allow holders to work to subsidize their holidays. In Indonesian, the visa is known as the Working and Vacation Visa. Work and Holiday visas are now granted to up to 1000 young Indonesian citizens each year who wish to travel and work in Australia for a maximum period of 12 months. During that period, visa holders can work in temporary or casual work to increase their time in Australia and may not be involved in any study or training for more than four (4) months.

What is permitted by a visa?

Australian work and holiday visas allow holders to work in certain industries for up to six months at a time, and study for up to four months. Work and holiday visas do not allow work as English teachers in Indonesia. This visa is valid for 12 months living in Australia.

Who has the right?

  1. Must be between eighteen (18) and before thirty (30) years

  2. Understand and can communicate in English (English functional skills);

  3. Never participated in a work or vacation program;

  4. Have sufficient funds for maintenance during the initial stay in Australia (minimum AUD 5,000);

  5. Having good health and character;

  6. Have a passport with a minimum validity period of 18 months;

This visa is intended for young people who are interested in working and traveling in Australia for a period of up to 12 months. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30 years, with a college qualification or at least two years of university undergraduate study – this means that a visa will not be suitable for students planning a gap year between high school and university. Visa applicants are also required to demonstrate their ability to understand and communicate in English – basic English conversation standards will be sufficient to meet visa requirements. You also need to have enough funds to meet their personal expenses during their first three months in Indonesia – in general, this means you have to have a savings of around $ AUD 5,000 – in addition to your entry and return tickets from Indonesia.

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