Second Work and Holiday Visa for Australia (US Citizens)

Key aspects

For who has been granted a WHV and wishes to extend the stay.

Visa eligibility

Travelers must have completed 3 months of specified work.

Approval time

Application check in 24 hours. Final response in 7 to 30 days.

This visa is for travelers who have already been granted a Work and Holiday Visa and wish to extend their stay in Australia.

In order to successfully appy for this visa, you must have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia while on your first Work and Holiday Visa.

Also notice that if you are currently in Australia on your first Work and Holiday visa, and wish to remain in the country, you should apply for the second Work and Holiday visa before the current visa expires.

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More information on Second Work and Holiday Visas

You can apply a Second Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain requirements:

  • Everything that applies to the first Work and Holiday visa, plus:
    • have complied with all the conditions on your first Working Holiday visa
    • have not previously held more than one Work and Holiday visa
    • have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia while on your first Work and Holiday visa.

If you are currently in Australia on your first Work and Holiday visa, and wish to remain in the country, you should apply for the second Work and Holiday visa before the first expires.

Specified work is work performed in a series of specified job or industry and regions, including:

  • Fishing and pearling in northern Australia
  • Tree farming and felling in northern Australia
  • Tourism and hospitality in northern Australia
  • Plant and animal cultivation in northern Australia and other specified regions

More info on specified jobs can be found on the dedicated Work and Holiday Visa section.

Australian Government official resources:

Apply for a second work and holiday visa