Come on a Working Holiday to Perth.
A working holiday offers all you need for your working holiday or backpacking adventure in Western Australia.
Working Holiday Makers
The Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is open to young adults who want an extended holiday and to work in Australia to open.
- Must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive)
- Must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction
- Must not be accompanied by dependent children
First Working Holiday Visa
This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.
Second Working Holiday Visa
This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - who currently hold, or who have held, a Working Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.
Third Working Holiday visa
This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - who currently hold, or who have held, a second Working Holiday visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.
- Department of Immigration: Working holiday makers who spend at least three months doing specified work are eligible to apply for a second working holiday visa and extend their stay by 12 months.
- Jobs Western Australia: This Government website provides information on living and working in Western Australia and you can browse the latest jobs on offer around the State.
- Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF): For something different, sign up to do voluntary work on organic farm with and get involved in everything from animal care to gardening and permaculture. Alternatively you can throw yourself into nature as a conservation volunteer. Keep in mind that this work will not count towards the working holiday visa extention
- Working Holiday Visa Checklist: A fact sheet with information about how to start a working holiday in Western Australia.
If you are on a budget there are heaps of free and affordable things to do in Perth and surrounds - travel around the city on the free CAT buses, catch a free movie or show at Northbridge Piazza, enjoy free live music by local acts at pubs and bars, explore free exhibits at the art gallery and WA Museum plus there are always plenty of fun and exciting free community events and festivals. Kings Park, Perth City, Fremantle and Rottnest Island all offer a range of fun and educational free walking tours by knowledgable local voluenteers. You can also pick up trail maps to follow on your own. A great way to explore and learn at the same time!
- Budget accommodation: See a list of affordable backpacker and hostel accommodation available in Perth and surrounds.
- Outdoor & adventure activities: Take a look at some of the fun outdoor adventure activities in Perth and surrounds.
- Don't have a car?... join a tour: Tours around Perth take you to some of the most exciting holiday spots in the region.
- Jobs Western Australia: a fantastic resource for all backpackers to WA including information for working holidays, accommodation and things to do.