A working holiday can be a great option for people who are looking to consider relocation abroad or perhaps just for a change of scenery. If you want to earn money and continue travelling while immersing yourself into another culture and having the option for a holiday then this can be a great choice for you. Australia is just one of the many countries which offer a reciprocal working agreement with the UK and for many people it’s a popular choice of destination.
For many people who are sick of the existing British weather, Australia can provide a great platform for potential migration and can offer a whole host of opportunities for both a new job and a new lifestyle. The country has an abundance of space, jobs and great weather – three very appealing factors for many potential migrants – and for many people once they have tried a working holiday visa there they generally don’t look back.
You can hold a Working Holiday Visa within Australia for a period of up to a year, but Australia is quite a large country and as such a year doesn’t tend to go very far. If you are looking to a little more travelling and need extra time you may consider taking up an option to extend your working holiday visa for a second year.
The three months rural work requirement can be covered in a number of ways but one way that most people choose to do it is by undertaking fruit picking or another local job. Although the wages are not fantastic and in some situations the conditions are not ideal, this can be a great way to give back to the Australian economy.
Your three month work placement must be signed off by your employer before you can apply for your second year visa but once this has been completed you are eligible to extend your stay. If you are looking at working and travelling then this can be a great option for you.