How to apply for a second Australian Working Holiday Visa in 2012
Since 2005 Australia made it is possible for Working Holiday Makers to apply for a second visa. There is however one very important requirement. People who want to become a second visa must prove that they did a “specified work” in an “eligible regional Australian area” for a minimum of 3 months.
How is “specified work” defined and what kind of activities it includes? Prospective working holiday makers can check this on the Australian department of immigration and citizenship website. The list of specified work for a Second Working Holiday Visa originally consisted of only agricultural types of work, but it was later expanded The current list has five main categories of work.
Here is the current list with the approved categories for year 2012:
- plant and animal cultivation
- fishing and pearling
- tree farming and felling
People, who want to apply for a second visa can use as a proof the so- called Form 1263 (Working Holiday visa: Employment verification). It is crucial that all of the provided data is correct. It is a common procedure that Australian immigration authorities contact third parties in order to check the veracity of the information in the application documents for a second Working Holiday Visa.
Another important requirement for prospective working holiday makers is that they need to have done work in an eligible regional area. According to latest regional postcode list published by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship eligible areas are the following:
|Australian Capital Territory||The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia.|
|New South Wales||2311 to 23122328 to 24112420 to 24902536 to 25512575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898
Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
|Northern Territory||All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia.|
|Queensland||4124 to 4125413342114270 to 427242754280
4307 to 4499
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899
Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
|South Australia||All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia.|
|Tasmania||All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia.|
|Victoria||31393211 to 33343340 to 34243430 to 36493658 to 37493753
3778 to 3781
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3981 to 3996
Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area.
|Western Australia||6041 to 60446083 to 60846121 to 61266200 to 6799Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas.|
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