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Changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program




The Department of Home Affairs has made a number of changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program in 2022 making it easier for more individuals to work and travel in Australia.


Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa changes include:


  • Paid and volunteer flood recovery work counted as ‘specified work’ for the purpose of applying for a second and third WHM visa. This work must have been undertaken from 1 January 2022 in a floor affected area of Australia and is available to those applicants who apply from 1 July 2022

  • Age cap for Italian and Danish citizens has increased from 30 to 35 years, in line with WHMs from Canada, France and Ireland


Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa changes include:


  • One-off 30% cap increase to the number of places available to working holiday makers for the 2022-23 financial year

  • Cap increase for Hungary, Austria and the Slovak Republic

  • Now available to Mongolia and Brazil, with India to be included soon


If you’re interested in a WHM visa, simplify the application process by contacting one of our Registered Migration Agents today.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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