As per the official figures for the year 2012-13, the number of Australia Working Holiday Visas granted by the Australia immigration department has shown a record steep.
Record Australia working holiday visas issued—Data released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Australia shows that around 249,231 Australia working holiday visas were issued during the period 2012-13.
The figures show an increase of nearly one-third in the number of applicants granted Australia working holiday visas since the economic slowdown.
More Australia working holiday visas means more foreign backpackers arriving in Australia to live, work and holiday here. It is also being alleged by some that more foreign backpackers are stealing work from native Australians resulting in joblessness for Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents.
Australia working holiday visas popular—Regional areas in Australia have great reliance on foreign backpackers. As a result, employers look for foreign backpackers willing to work in Australia for doing such odd jobs like farm labor, picking fruits, cleaning of hotels, working as waiters, pouring beer and related work.
So, such Australia visas are popular with Australian regional employers.
Australia working holiday visas—Australia working holiday visas are meant for young foreigners in the age-group between 18 and 30 years, willing to undertake simple entry-level employment(odd jobs).
Foreigners can avail Australia working holiday visas for living and working while enjoying sight-seeing in Australia. A requirement for Australia working holiday visas is that the foreigner must be from a nation participating in the Working Holiday Maker Program of Australia.
The validity period of Australia working holiday visa happens to be 12 months from the date when the first entry is made. Foreign backpackers having Australia working holiday visa can travel to and from Australia during the period of 12 months.
And they can work in Australia for a period of 6 months(maximum duration)with one employer and are also eligible to undertake training or study of 4 months duration in Australia.
Can anyone apply for extension of Australia working holiday visa? Is any holder of Australia working holiday visa allowed to make an application for extending his or her visa?
Well, the fact is that one can make an application for extension of one’s Australia working holiday visa provided he or she completes a minimum of 3 months specified work (seasonal work in Australia) in Australia’s regional areas while being on their first Australia working holiday visa.