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!


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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Working Holiday Visa age limit up to 35 years

Some nationalities have the possibility to apply for a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417 & 462) up to and including, 35 years of age....
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WHV Australia: specified work in disaster affected areas

Following the bushfires that ravaged Australia in 2019–2020, the Australian government implemented temporary changes to the current laws in order to allow backpackers to...

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

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

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

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...
Qantas plans direct flight from London to Perth in 17 hours

Direct flights between London and Perth in 17 hours

The airline Qantas offers today and since 2018 the possibility of a direct flight between London and Perth. This is the longest non-stop international...
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Where to find Jobs in Australia during the COVID-19 crisis?

Just like the rest of the world, Australia is hit by the COVID-19 virus. Thousands of people have lost their jobs in Australia due...
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Farm work during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus has changed our lives and brought a lot of uncertainty. If you are a backpacker, you may have had to change your...
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Backpacker tax overturned by Federal Court – Australia

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