Second Year Visa
It can be difficult to do all the travelling you have in mind in 1 year! For this reason, you are can apply for a second-year work and holiday visa provided you meet a certain criteria.
Second Year Visa – Subclass 417
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.
Specified work is work that is undertaken in a ‘specified’ field or industry in a designated regional area. See the section on Regional Areas below to check the postcode list of designated regional areas.
Read what makes up the 3 months/88 days and how to count them here.
For more information on what ‘specified work’ counts towards your second year visa, click here.
|Australian Capital Territory||The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia.|
|New South Wales||2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2899
Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
|Northern Territory||All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia.|
|Queensland||4124 to 4125
4270 to 4272
4307 to 4499
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899
Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
|South Australia||All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia.|
|Tasmania||All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia.|
3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3778 to 3781
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3981 to 3996
Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area.
|Western Australia||6041 to 6044
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799
Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas.
Second Work and Holiday visa applicants Subclass 462 – Additional requirements
In addition to the above requirements you must:
- have complied with all the conditions on your first Work and Holiday visa
- have not previously held more than one Work and Holiday visa
- have completed three months of specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia while on your first Work and Holiday visa
- have not yet turned 31 years of age
If you are already in Australia and want to extend your stay, you need to apply for a second Work and Holiday visa before your current visa expires and before you have turned 31 years of age.
You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your period of stay, country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.
You are responsible for all your health costs while you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
We recommend that you take out health insurance each time you travel to Australia.
You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.
Debts to the Australian Government
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.
You might be asked to provide biometrics (a scientific form of identification) as part of the application
For more information regarding your second year visa, you can visit the Australian Department of Immigration.