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.

Basic Eligibility: 

  • 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.

Further Resources:

  • 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 festivalsKings 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

  • Located just 45 minutes north of Perth in the beautiful Yanchep National Park, the heritage listed Yanchep Inn is the perfect place to relax, enjoy...
  • Kangaroo Inn is one of Perth’s best value and most awarded backpacker accommodation having consistently won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards in the...
  • Pirates Backpackers is Fremantle’s only small hostel, most often described like a shared house. Pirates is secure and cozy, situated right in the...
  • Hostel G is a design-driven, 2.0 hostel at the crossroads of art, design and community living. Created for a new generation of traveller who thinks...
  • Providing decades of quality service, Beatty Lodge is two kilometres from the CBD of Perth and provides the ideal venue for those who value the simple...
  • The Old Swan Barracks is a historic, heritage protected building and a landmark in Western Australia due to its significance as the former home of the...
  • Sunseekers is a local naturist club that offers its members and visitors a secure and relaxing environment to enjoy social nudism. Located in Hovea...

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