More Young People Applying for Australian Working Holiday Visas

October 08, 2009

According to statistics provided by the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIBP), there has been a significant increase in the number of young people entering Australia on Working Holiday Visas.

Australia receives most of its working holiday-makers from countries such as the United Kingdom, Korea, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan and Canada. During 2007-08 the number of young people from these countries has increased by up to 38% compared to 2006-07.

Working holiday-makers from France increased the most at 38.34%, followed by Ireland (33.73%), and Korea (21.63%).

The United Kingdom is still Australia's largest source of successful Working Holiday Visa applicants, with 34,145 working holiday visas granted in 2007-08.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship releases their annual report in late October each year, and it is expected that despite the global economic crisis, the number of young people entering Australia on Working Holiday Visas will remain strong.

If you are interested in Visas to Australia, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our Visa Assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Australia.