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!

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COVID-19 Visa (subclass 408) for WHV makers in Australia

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted global travel and immigration, with Australia implementing various measures to manage its visa system during this unprecedented time....
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Working Holiday Visa age limit up to 35 years

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Some nationalities can apply for a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417 & 462) up to and including, 35 years of age. Among those French,...

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

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Australia and the UK have agreed on a historic trade deal, which could boost the Australian economy by up to $1.3 billion each year....
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Australia International borders: Current Situation (June 2023)

In December 2021 a first step towards the reopening of the Australian borders had been taken. Indeed foreigners holding one of the 28 visas...

Backpacker Tax Rates in Australia

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

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...

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

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The Australian government has implement some measures concerning the Working Holiday Visa Makers. The most important ones concern the implementation of visa refunds or...
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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...