How to get Work and Holiday Visa for Australia

ALL the details to get the Working and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) for Australia



The Work & Holiday Visa (subclass 462) in Australia is a holiday visa that allows you to work and study in Australia for 12 months.

You can extend the Work & Holiday visa in Australia for 2 more years as long as you meet certain requirements:

Have worked a minimum of 3 months in one of the jobs proposed by the Australian government on your first Visa for the first renewal.

Have worked a minimum of 6 months in one of the jobs proposed by the Australian government on your second Visa for the second renewal.

The Australian Work & Holiday Visa subclass 462 allows you to study English for a maximum of 4 months.

Requirements to apply for the Work and Holiday Visa in Australia

  • Not having traveled to Australia with a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462 and subclass 417) previously.
  • Be between 18 and 30 years old at the time of applying for the WH in Australia. If you turn 31 on 25 July, you can apply for the visa until 22 July since you will still be 30. They will give you the visa if you meet the rest of the requirements.
  • Belong to one of the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Peru, and Uruguay.
  • You must apply for a visa from outside Australia.
  • Have a passport with at least 6 months validity. Scan only the page where the personal data and the photo are.
  • Have completed a minimum of 2 years of university studies or higher vocational training (higher degree, intermediate degree is NOT valid).
  • Demonstrate your level of English with an official certificate (for example, IELTS minimum 4.5, Cambridge C1, TOEFL 32, or PET 30) at the time of applying for the visa. This certificate cannot be more than 12 months old.
  • Prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay. The minimum amount is 5,000 Australian dollars. You have to go to your bank to get a 'Bank Statement’ that appears in your name from your bank account, in which there is more than the equivalent of 5,000 Australian dollars (about 3,200 Euros).
  • They do not always ask for it, but it is advisable to have a medical certificate and another criminal certificate.
  • For citizens of Ecuador and Peru, a letter from the government is required certifying that you meet the requirements to obtain the visa.

Things to keep in mind before applying for the Work and Holiday Visa in Australia

  • Check if applications to request Work & Holidays are open.
  • You can apply for the visa starting July 1st.
  • The quotas in 2024 are for Argentina 3,400, Spain 3,400, Chile 3,400, Peru 1,500, Uruguay 200, and Ecuador 100.
  • Page to check the quotas and whether the Work and Holidays Visa calls are open or closed.
  • Present valid identification documents.
  • Add a passport-style photo to the first page of the form.
  • A copy of the birth certificate or photocopy of your ID or passport is required.
  • You have to keep in mind that before applying, you must have all the necessary documents “translated into English.”
  • The cost of the Work and Holiday Visa fee in Australia in 2024 is 635 AUD.
  • You cannot work more than 6 months with the same company.
  • Visas are approved as they are requested, and until the places are filled, the sooner you apply, the more options you will have.
  • If your visa has been approved and you do not use it, you can reapply for another once the 12 months have passed if you meet the age and other requirements.
  • The visa does not include your partner, parents, or minors.
  • It is not necessary to have health insurance when applying for a visa, but it is very important to book insurance before going to Australia since healthcare is very expensive in Australia.
  • Visa fees are not refunded if you are denied.

Steps to apply for the Work and Holiday Visa in Australia

  • Create an account at inmiAccount.
  • You will receive a response to your request within 3 months of the request.
  • If you are approved, you will receive a letter in which they give you authorization from which you have 12 months to enter Australia.

What you can do in Australia with the Work and Holiday Visa

  • From the moment you are granted the Work & Holiday Visa in Australia, you have 1 year to enter Australia.
  • You can stay up to 12 months in Australia.
  • You can enter and leave Australia as many times as you want.
  • You can study for a maximum of 4 months.
  • You will not be able to work at the same company for more than 6 months.

List of countries whose citizens can choose to apply for the Work and Holiday Visa in Australia and the number of places available

the page where you can check if it is open the call for Work and Holiday Visas in Australia

  • Argentina 3,400
  • Austria 500.
  • Brasil 500.
  • Chile 3,400.
  • China 5,000.
  • Czech Republic 500.
  • Ecuador 100.
  • Greece 500.
  • Hungary 500.
  • Indonesia 4,612.
  • Israel 2,500.
  • Luxembourg 100.
  • Malaysia 1,100.
  • Mongolia 100.
  • Papua New Guinea 100.
  • Peru 1,500
  • Poland 1,500.
  • Portugal 500.
  • San Marino 100.
  • Singapore 2,500.
  • Slovak Republic 1,000.
  • Slovenia 200.
  • Spain 3,400.
  • Switzerland 200.
  • Thailand 2,000.
  • Türkiye 100.
  • Uruguay 200.
  • Vietnam 1,500.

Industries and areas approved by the Australian government for specific jobs and to be able to renew the Work and Holiday visa in Australia

Page with the details of the jobs approved by the Australian government to extend the Work and Holiday visa in Australia

  • Construction.
  • Cultivation of plants and animals.
  • Cultivation and felling of trees.
  • Mining.
  • Fishing and pearl fishing.
  • Forest fire recovery work in areas declared affected by forest fires.
  • Recovery work in areas affected by natural disasters.
  • Tourism and hospitality.

How to apply for the Work and Holiday visa for Australia (Subclass 462) in 17 steps

1. Create your account at ImmiAccount.

The first step is to create an account in the Australian government's ImmiAccount system. Save your access data for future requests.

2. Start a new request

Access your ImmiAccount and look for the "New request" option. Select the Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462.

3. Provides contextual information

Complete the "Context of application" section to indicate your country of origin and your general intentions during your stay in Australia.

4. Accept the visa conditions

Read the visa conditions carefully before continuing. It is important that you understand and agree to all terms.

5. Enter your passport details

Enter your passport details carefully, making sure you don't make mistakes. Confirm the information before proceeding.

6. Report on previous stays in Australia

Indicate if you have been to Australia before. If so, you will be asked for additional information. Don't worry, it's a simple process.

7. Provide your contact information

Complete the contact information section, including your residence information and, above all, a correct email. This will be the means by which you will receive the approved visa.

8. Upload your education documents

Attach your valid study documents, adding them one by one in the "Add" section.

9. Indicate your work intentions

Specify your work intentions in Australia. Remember that if you mention jobs related to childcare or the health sector, you will be asked for additional documents.

10. Validate your level of English

Complete the corresponding fields to validate your level of English. Make sure you are honest about your language skills.

11. Declare your health status

Indicates that you are healthy and fit to travel to Australia. Answer honestly to questions about your health.

12. Declare your criminal record

In most cases, all answers to criminal history questions will be "No." Be honest and transparent.

13. Confirm the veracity of the information

Declare that all information and documentation provided is true and complete. Answer "Yes" to all questions in this section.

14. Upload the required documents

Attach the necessary documents, including your passport, photograph, English certificate, proof of financial funds, university degrees or educational certificates, all translated into English.

15. Check your email

Make sure you have access to the email provided, as you will receive important notifications related to your application.

16. Pay the visa fee

Enter your payment card details to pay the visa fee.

17. Submit your request

Click on the "Submit" button to complete the Subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa application process.

Congratulations! You have completed the Australian Work and Holiday visa application process.


  • Please process your request in plenty of time, as processing time may vary.
  • Please carefully review all information and documentation before submitting your application.
  • Be honest and transparent in all your answers.
  • If you have questions or need help, check the official Australian immigration website or contact an authorized immigration agent or the Australian Embassy in your country.