News in Australia

Be up to date. Here you will find all the news from Australia that are relevant for backpackers! All news at a glance!

UK – Australia free Trade Deal & changes to Working Holiday...

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In June 2021, Morrison and Johnson held a joint press conference to announce the in-principle agreement, which could boost the Australian economy by up...
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Working Holiday Visa age limit up to 35 years

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French, Canadian and Irish citizens up to and including, 35 years of age became eligible to apply for a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417...

Backpacker Tax Rates in Australia

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The backpacker tax has been discussed for several years in Australia. The debate started a couple of years ago and was finally settled by...

Covid-19 : Measures taken by Australia and current situation (February 2022)

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The coronavirus which appeared in December 2019 in China is still today a global issue. It has crossed borders and several countries have been...

Visa fees refund for students and backpackers

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Australia reopened its borders on December 15, 2021 to a number of visas, including Working Holiday and student visas, which make up for the...

Australia to open borders for the first time since the pandemic...

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After 18 months of closed borders, Australia finally appears to be reopening to the outside world. Indeed, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on 1st...

Working Holiday Australia: Visa waiver or refund announced by the government

Following the announcement of its 2020-2021 Federal Budget, the Australian government has implement some measures concerning the Working Holiday Visa Makers. The most important...
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COVID-19 Visa (subclass 408) and measures for WHV makers in Australia

The current COVID-19 situation in Australia also affects most backpackers. Some have decided to return to their country and others have chosen to stay...
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Backpacker tax overturned by Federal Court – Australia

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Attention Backpackers, some amazing news for you all! On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, the Federal Court has ruled that the 15% Tax applied to...
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Farm work during the COVID-19 crisis

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The coronavirus has changed our lives and brought a lot of uncertainty. If you are a backpacker, you may have had to change your...