A number of important changes to the Working Holiday Maker Visa programme have commenced from 1 July 2019.

Greek and Ecuadorian citizens are now eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa.

French citizens are also now eligible to apply for a Working Holiday subclass 417 visa up to a maximum age of 35 years. Apart from Canadian and Irish citizens, who are also subject to this higher age limit, all other subclass 417 applicants can apply up to age 30.

Previously announced changes increasing the maximum number of subclass 417 and 462 visas which may be held to three have also now come into effect. To qualify, eligible applicants must complete 6 months of specified work in regional area Australia on or after 1 July 2019.

In other changes introduced, Austrian, Portuguese and Spanish applicants are now exempt from providing evidence of government support for the grant of a Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa.

For up to date advice on your eligibility for a Working Holiday Maker Visa, book your confidential consultation with a migration agent in Adelaide. PAX Migration Australia is a leading immigration advice service based in Adelaide.