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Discover the Best Way to Work and Travel in Australia!

Discover the Best Way to Work and Travel in Australia!

Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey that combines the excitement of travel with the opportunity to work and fund your adventures in Australia? Look no further! Caledonia Group’s 417 Visa Sponsorship is the perfect gateway to make your dream of exploring Australia a reality.

Here are some vital insights into the working holiday visa program in Australia:


Age Requirement: Generally, you must be between 18 and 30 years old at the time of application. Some countries have agreements with Australia that extend the age limit to 35.


You must hold a passport from an eligible country. Australia has reciprocal agreements with various countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, and many others. Each country may have different eligibility criteria and quotas.

Here’s the list of eligible countries with corresponding age requirements:

  • Belgium – 18 to 30 years
  • Canada – 18 to 35 years
  • Republic of Cyprus – 18 to 30 years
  • Denmark – 18 to 35 years
  • Estonia – 18 to 30 years
  • Finland – 18 to 30 years
  • France – 18 to 35 years
  • Germany – 18 to 30 years
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China – 18 to 30 years
  • Republic of Ireland – 18 to 35 years
  • Italy – 18 to 35 years
  • Japan – 18 to 30 years
  • Republic of Korea – 18 to 30 years
  • Malta – 18 to 30 years
  • Netherlands – 18 to 30 years
  • Norway – 18 to 30 years
  • Sweden – 18 to 30 years
  • Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport) – 18 to 30 years
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including British National Overseas passport holders) – 18 to 35 year



The typical duration of a working holiday visa is 12 months. However, some countries have agreements that allow for extensions to a second year if certain conditions are met.

Application Process:

You can apply for a working holiday visa online through the Australian government’s official website or through an Australian embassy or consulate in your home country.

The application process typically involves providing personal information, passport details, proof of funds, and meeting health and character requirements.

Health Insurance:

It is highly recommended to have adequate health insurance while on a working holiday visa in Australia, as the country’s healthcare system may not cover all medical expenses for visa holders.

Financial Requirements:

You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your initial stay in Australia. The exact amount required may vary, but it’s typically around AUD 5,000.

Second Year Extension:

Some working holiday visa holders can extend their visa for a second year if they meet specific criteria. This usually involves completing three months of specified work in regional areas during their first year.

Regional Work:

To be eligible for a second-year extension, you must undertake specified work in designated regional areas of Australia. This work is often related to agriculture, construction, or hospitality.

Rights and Responsibilities:

While on a working holiday visa, you have the right to work, study, and travel throughout Australia.

You are expected to abide by Australian laws and regulations, including work conditions and tax obligations.


At the end of your working holiday visa, you must leave Australia. You may also choose to apply for a different type of visa if you wish to continue living and working in the country.

As you plan your Australian adventure on a Working Holiday Visa, keep in mind that opportunities for meaningful work experiences might come your way. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a Scaffolder or Sheet Metal Worker, the Caledonia Group has an exciting opportunity for you!

Join the Caledonia Group: We are currently running a 417 sponsorship program for Scaffolders, Sheet Metal Workers, and Riggers supporting ongoing projects throughout Australia. This is your chance to gain valuable work experience and be a part of our dynamic team.

If you’re interested in this opportunity or know someone who might be a great fit, we encourage you to take the next step.

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More so, connect with us by sending your CV to or reach out through our LinkedIn, Facebook page or website. We’re excited to hear from you and discuss the possibilities!

Your Working Holiday Visa could lead to a fantastic career opportunity, so why not explore it further with the Caledonia Group? Get started on your journey today!🌍✈️

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