You might be able to get your first Second Holiday Visa if you have:
- Complied with all the conditions on your first Working Holiday visa
- Not previously held more than one Working Holiday visa
- Completed three months of “specified work” (see below) in “regional Australia” (see below) while on your first Working Holiday visa
- Not yet turned 31 years of age
To apply for a second Working Holiday visa, you must have already completed three months of specified work in regional Australia. This specified work must have been completed while on your first Working Holiday visa.
Approved industries for specified work include:
- Plant and animal cultivation
- Fishing and pearling
- Tree farming and felling
There are many subcategories of work that fall under the five industry sectors mentioned above.
Some notable examples of specified work include:
- Picking fruits on an orchard
- Feeding and herding cattle on a farm
- Horse breeding and stud farming
- Landscaping the grounds of a construction/house site
- Painting the interior/exterior of new buildings
- Conservation and environmental reforestation work
- Zoo work involving plant or animal cultivation
- Erecting fences on a construction site
We can advise you if the work you propose to do falls into the definition of specified work.
Three Months Work
Three months of specified work means three ‘calendar’ months or 88 days. It can be work from one employer or accumulated work from various employers. You will have to submit verifiable evidence of your specified work, such as:
- Pay slips
- Group certificates
- Payment summaries
- Tax returns
- Employer references
- A completed employment verification form signed by the applicants employer
- Original Australian bank statement covering the period of declared specified work
Your specified work must in regional Australia.
The ACT is not classified as part of regional Australia.
In NSW, everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong is classified as regional Australia.
In Victoria, everywhere except the Melbourne Metropolitan area is classified as regional Australia.
In Queensland, everywhere except the Greater Brisbane Area and the Gold Coast is classified as regional Australia.
In Western Australia, everywhere except Perth and surrounding areas is classified as regional Australia.
All of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania are classified as Regional Australia.