Work and Holiday – Explore Australia

It’s time to spread your wings and enjoy an Australian adventure. An Australian Work and Holiday visa is available for Portuguese citizens under 31, allowing in some cases up to two years of full time work. This is the perfect opportunity to travel, gain work experience and if you want to stay, to potentially prepare yourself for sponsorship with the goal of gaining permanent residency.

Applications open on 1 July each year.  As there are only 200 visas available each year.  It is important that your application is prepared properly so that you will not miss out and have to wait until the following year.

Why apply a Work and Holiday Visa?

  • Work and travel across Australia

  • Build your work experience

  • Decide which city you love best

  • Network with potential sponsors

  • Earn a great salary


Work and Holiday Visa

462 Visa General Requirements 

Australia’s Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) is a visa that enables 200 young people from Portugal to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

If during this year certain work requirements are met, this visa can be extended for a further year.

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time you lodge your visa application
  • Hold a valid Portuguese Passport
  • Be able to show evidence that you have sufficient funds (about EUR 3,300) to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday. (You can verify this with recent bank statements)
  • You must hold a tertiary qualification or have completed at least two years of undergraduate university studies,
  • You must have functional English and show the results of an official English test such as IELTS or TOEFL,
  • obtain a letter of support from the Portuguese Government.
  • you need to satisfy character and health requirements
  • declare that you will respect the values of Australia and abide by the laws of Australia


There are multiple other work visa options available if the Work and Holiday Visa is not a suitable option for you. Our experienced team of australian registered Migration Agents will be able to assess your eligibility for a work visa and advise what options you have. Our professional service includes advising, preparing and lodging your visa application so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

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