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Has anyone been to Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Postby Samandai » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 1:05 am

My friend has shared with me some fruit picking jobs in Australia for backpackers and I thought it was interesting and awesome idea to earn money while traveling. I've googled about this and I THINK according to this website, http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working ... ntries.htm Singaporeans are not eligible to apply? Has any Singaporeans here tried working in Australia on working holiday visa? If not, where else could have similiar visa that allows Singaporeans? Does New Zealand do that?

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Re: Has anyone been to Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Postby the lynx » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:40 am

Samandai wrote:My friend has shared with me some fruit picking jobs in Australia for backpackers and I thought it was interesting and awesome idea to earn money while traveling. I've googled about this and I THINK according to this website, http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working ... ntries.htm Singaporeans are not eligible to apply? Has any Singaporeans here tried working in Australia on working holiday visa? If not, where else could have similiar visa that allows Singaporeans? Does New Zealand do that?


I think you looked at wrong visa. This is Working Holiday visa. You should be looking at Work & Holiday visa. Singapore is listed for this type of visa.

Yes NZ also have such visa and the approval is easier compared to Australia. If I'm not wrong the allocated slots per financial year is also more compared to Australia.

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Re: Has anyone been to Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Postby Samandai » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:31 am

the lynx wrote:
Samandai wrote:My friend has shared with me some fruit picking jobs in Australia for backpackers and I thought it was interesting and awesome idea to earn money while traveling. I've googled about this and I THINK according to this website, http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working ... ntries.htm Singaporeans are not eligible to apply? Has any Singaporeans here tried working in Australia on working holiday visa? If not, where else could have similiar visa that allows Singaporeans? Does New Zealand do that?


I think you looked at wrong visa. This is Working Holiday visa. You should be looking at Work & Holiday visa. Singapore is listed for this type of visa.

Yes NZ also have such visa and the approval is easier compared to Australia. If I'm not wrong the allocated slots per financial year is also more compared to Australia.



Hi the lynx,

I also got check out the Work & Holiday Visa from the same website and the link is over here http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/462/

Singapore is not on the list as well!


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Re: Has anyone been to Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:36 am

Samandai wrote:
the lynx wrote:
Samandai wrote:My friend has shared with me some fruit picking jobs in Australia for backpackers and I thought it was interesting and awesome idea to earn money while traveling. I've googled about this and I THINK according to this website, http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working ... ntries.htm Singaporeans are not eligible to apply? Has any Singaporeans here tried working in Australia on working holiday visa? If not, where else could have similiar visa that allows Singaporeans? Does New Zealand do that?


I think you looked at wrong visa. This is Working Holiday visa. You should be looking at Work & Holiday visa. Singapore is listed for this type of visa.

Yes NZ also have such visa and the approval is easier compared to Australia. If I'm not wrong the allocated slots per financial year is also more compared to Australia.



Hi the lynx,

I also got check out the Work & Holiday Visa from the same website and the link is over here http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/462/

Singapore is not on the list as well!


:???:


DIAC regularly updates their visa policies. The last broad, all-encompassing change was in July 1. They probably deemed they don't want Singaporeans on working holiday visas this year. You may try again next year to see if they'll put Singapore back on the list.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:53 am

Oh my. I'm very surprised. The last time I saw it Singapore was really in the list, but that was before the revision in July 1st...

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Re: Has anyone been to Australia on Working Holiday Visa?

Postby Huiwensong » Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:17 am

Samandai wrote:My friend has shared with me some fruit picking jobs in Australia for backpackers and I thought it was interesting and awesome idea to earn money while traveling. I've googled about this and I THINK according to this website, http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working ... ntries.htm Singaporeans are not eligible to apply? Has any Singaporeans here tried working in Australia on working holiday visa? If not, where else could have similiar visa that allows Singaporeans? Does New Zealand do that?


Dear samandai,

I'm huiwen here 24F and I have personally known and hear stories from my friend who work in farms in Australia for about 3 months. I would love to go too but I'm quite scared of going myself do if you are interested I can share everything I know with you an see if you are keen on going together. :)


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