Overview of Working Holiday Visa Rules for Australians by Country

Overview of Working Holiday Visa Rules for Australians by Country
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Around 43 countries offer working holiday visas to Australians! This creates many opportunities for young Aussies, but it can be hard to know where to start looking.

Not sure where to go on your working holiday? We’ve created this quick-reference matrix so you can easily compare the working holiday visa requirements, rules and benefits for Australian citizens in all 43 countries. Countries are listed in alphabetical order.

To learn more, see our guide to working holiday visas and the countries which offer visas to Australians or click on any of the countries in the table below for more information about working holiday visas in each specific country.

Key working holiday visa information for Australians by country

This list was last updated on 23 September 2021.

Country Age range Visa fee (Approx. in AUD) Maximum stay University education requirement Language requirement Maximum time working for same employer Maximum study period
Argentina 18-30 12 months Yes Functional Spanish 6 months 4 months
Austria 18-30 $243 12 months Yes No
Belgium 18-30 $306 12 months No No 3 months
Canada 18-35 $345 2 years No No
Chile 18-30 $200 12 months Yes Functional Spanish 6 months 3 months
Cyprus 18-30 $90 9 months No No
Czech Republic 18-26 $147 12 months No No 4 months
Denmark 18-30 $420 12 months No No 3 months 3 months
Ecuador 18-30 $70 12 months Yes Functional Spanish
Estonia 18-30 $154 12 months No No 3 months 3 months
Finland 18-30 $633-942 12 months No No 3 months
France 18-35 $150 12 months No No
Germany 18-30 $116 12 months No No 6 months
Greece 18-30 $116 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
Hong Kong 18-30 $40 12 months No No 3 months 3 months
Hungary 18-30 $98 12 months No No 6 months 4 months
Indonesia 18-30 $431 12 months Yes Functional Indonesian 6 months 4 months
Ireland 18-35 $95 12 months No No 6 months
Israel 18-30 $70 12 months No No 3 months 4 months
Italy 18-30 $180 12 months No No 3 months
Japan 18-30 $0 18 months (with renewals) No No
Luxembourg 18-30 $306 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
Malaysia 18-30 $30 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
Malta 18-30 12 months No No
Netherlands 18-30 $103 12 months No No Less than 1 year
Norway 18-30 $970 2 years (with renewal) No No 6 months 3 months
Peru 18-30 $105 2 years (with renewal) Yes Functional Spanish 6 months 4 months
Poland 18-30 $128 12 months Yes No 6 months
Portugal 18-31 $181 12 months Yes Functional Portuguese 6 months 4 months
San Marino 18-30 12 months No No
Singapore 18-30 $209 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
Slovakia 18-30 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
Slovenia 18-30 $120 12 months No No 6 months 4 months
South Korea 18-30 $195 12 months No No 6 months 4 months
Spain 18-30 $129 12 months Yes Functional Spanish 6 months 4 months
Sweden 18-30 $230 12 months No No
Taiwan 18-30 $144 12 months No No 6 months 4 months
Thailand 18-30 $300 12 months Yes No 3 months
Turkey 18-30 $450 12 months Yes No 6 months 4 months
UK 18-30 $2,230 (with IHS) 2 years No No
USA N/A $205 + sponsor fees 12 months Current student English
Uruguay 18-30 12 months Yes Functional Spanish 6 months 4 months
Vietnam 18-30 12 months Yes No
Working holiday visa rules for Australian citizens

Please note that the information listed here is subject to change. While best efforts are made to keep this information up to date, we do not guarantee its accuracy.

Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Matt is the founder of Working Holidays for Aussies. Passionate about travel and always looking for great deals, he believes that gap years & working holidays are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and gain invaluable life experience. Originally from Australia, Matt has travelled to over 60 countries and has lived in New Zealand, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.