Applying for a Visa to go Backpacking Around Australia

Visas for Backpacking Around Australia

There are some really good visas available for backpacking in Australia. They vary in price and each visa has a set of criteria to meet before a visa is granted. The working holiday visa is very popular because you can travel and work in Australia for 12 months. In this article we share which visas are available, how to apply and how to extend the working holiday visa for an extra year.

The criteria is a list of requirements the Australian Government places on each visa which is a points based system used (by them) to evaluate your circumstances. This can include restrictions on age, occupation, available funds, languages spoken, health considerations etc...

It's easy to become discouraged or overwhelmed by the idea of applying for visas but it's actually a relatively straight forward process and if you need help with your application there are agents that will be able to advise you and apply on your behalf if you think you may need it

Most people these days apply for their visa online at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website or use an agent to make sure the application is made correctly for a small fee. You can still apply by post but this makes the whole process take considerably longer.

For information on what a visa actually is and how to get a replacement if your passport is stolen see section Travel Documents.
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