Working holiday visa


So whilst I am sat here in my paddling pool in the back garden (yes believe it or not its actually sunny in England right now!) I thought I would start to explain how I applied for my working holiday visa.

I am actually applying for my visa as I write this. Woohoo I can actually multi-task, go me!

You will be told by some people to apply for your visa first and others to apply for your AHPRA. I may do a separate blog post on this… watch this space.

As you can see I am applying for my visa first. Here is a breakdown of what to do…



Website for UK residents:

Working holiday visa (subclass 417)

About this visa:

  • Basically this visa is a temporary visa for people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply
  • This visa is for anyone who is at least 18 but not yet 31
  • You must have at least $5000(AUD)/Β£2740 in your bank account to prove you have sufficient funds to access
  • With this visa you can work with a single employer for up to six months only
  • You can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you like whilst the visa is valid


  • $450.00(AUD)
  • plus $5.94(AUD) surcharge – cheeky buggers!
  • Β£256.94 = total cost in GBP

Processing times:

  • 75 per cent of applications process in 14 days
  • 90 per cent of applications process in 32 days

Visa step by step:

  1. Create an ImmiAccount
  2. Your personal details (you will need your passport to hand for this)
  3. Omg I am actually getting nervous butterflies filling this in… like good nervous, like omg excited, like omg is this actually happening.
  4. Just to note you can apply for your visa up to 12 months before you plan to go to Australia.
  5. Most nurses will be required to have a medical as part of the visa process. This will include bloods and a chest xray. I will obvs keep you updated.

Sh*t… basically I just applied for my working holiday visa and it literally took me like half an hour. I planned to go through step by step how I did it but it was mainly common sense (note I have no common sense LOL). So i’m not going to get too excited because knowing me I have probs done something wrong but omgjauwnwonwhwiwk.

Step one – apply for working holiday visa DONE!

J x

Please feel free to contact me on my email if you have any questions or require any help or if you just want a chat.. tehe


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