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Eligible postcodes for a second and third year visa in Australia

Eligible postcodes for a second and third year visa in Australia

After your first Working Holiday Visa in Australia, you have the possibility to renew your WHV in Australia up to 2 times. For this, you must (among other things) have worked at least 88 days in rural areas (specific activities and geographic areas). Since July 1, 2019, holders of a WHV can claim a third visa. To be eligible, it is necessary to carry out 6 months of specified work in regional areas while they are on their second WHV. You will find in this article the list of all the regional areas of Australia eligible to get a second and third Working Holiday Visa.

Renew your Working Holiday Visa

You have the possibility to renew your WHV in Australia up to 2 times. For this, you must (among other things) be between 18 and 35 years old, have a valid passport and have worked at least 88 days in rural areas (specific activities and geographic areas).

Since July 1, 2019, holders of a WHV can claim a third visa. To be eligible, it is necessary to carry out 6 months of specified work in regional areas while they are on their second WHV. The types of jobs and eligible regions are the same as for the second visa.

In addition, following the tragic fires that hit the country in the summer of 2019-2020, the Australian government has implemented temporary changes to current laws to allow backpackers to participate in the country’s recovery while renewing their WHV. New regions and new jobs have been added for renewal.

Eligible Jobs for a second & third year visa

Remember that not all jobs are eligible to qualify you to renew your Working Holiday Visa.

Regional work – Eligible postcodes

Unfortunately, not all areas are eligible to complete specified work. Here are the postcodes eligible in every state where you can complete your specified work. Prior to starting any work, you should ensure that the location of the work is in an eligible regional area.

New South Wales
2311 to 2312; 2328 to 2411; 2420 to 2490; 2536 to 2551; 2575 to 2594; 2618 to 2739; 2787 to 2899.
Note: Excludes Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Queensland
4124 to 4125; 4133; 4211; 4270 to 4272; 4275; 4280; 4285; 4287; 4307 to 4499; 4510; 4512; 4515 to 4519; 4522 to 4899.
Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
Victoria
3139; 3211 to 3334; 3340 to 3424; 3430 to 3649; 3658 to 3749; 3753; 3756; 3758; 3762; 3764; 3778 à 3781; 3783; 3797; 3799; 3810 to 3909; 3921 to 3925; 3945 to 3974; 3979; 3981 to 3996.
Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area.
Western Australia
6041 to 6044; 6055 to 6056; 6069; 6076; 6083 to 6084; 6111; 6121 to 6126; 6200 to 6799.
Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas
Tasmania
All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia.
South Australia
All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia.
Northern Territory
All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia.

Source: www.homeaffairs.gov.au
For the original list of all the postcodes, just click here

Eligible postcodes for disaster-affected regions

Following the fires that hit the country, new eligible regions have been temporarily added. You can, therefore, work or volunteer in the disaster areas and help rebuild communities ravaged by the fire while having the opportunity to renew your working holiday visa. Here is the list of eligible regions in the disaster areas:

New South Wales
2069-2075, 2083, 2224-2228, 2230-2234, 2250-2251, 2256-2257, 2259-2260, 2264-2265, 2267, 2278, 2280-2287, 2289-2290, 2305-2306, 2312, 2320-2331, 2333-2337, 2344-2347, 2350-2356, 2358, 2361, 2365, 2370-2372, 2386, 2390, 2399-2404, 2408-2411, 2415, 2422-2431, 2439-2441, 2443-2450, 2452, 2452-2456, 2460, 2462-2466, 2469-2490, 2536-2541, 2545-2546, 2548-2551, 2568-2569, 2571-2581, 2611, 2623, 2625, 2627-2628, 2630-2633, 2642, 2644, 2649, 2650, 2653, 2658-2660, 2720, 2730, 2748-2750, 2752-2755, 2757-2759, 2773-2774, 2776-2780, 2782-2786, 2790, 2844-2849, 2852, 3707, 4375, 4377, 4380, 4383, 4385
Queensland
4157-4161, 4163-4165, 4183-4184, 4208-4211, 4212-4218, 4220-4230, 4271-4272, 4275, 4287, 4300-4301, 4303-4307, 4309-4313, 4340-4341, 4342-4344, 4345-4347, 4350, 4352-4356, 4358-4363, 4365, 4370-4378, 4380-4383, 4400-4404, 4407, 4570, 4580-4581, 4515, 4517-4519, 4550-4551, 4553-4569, 4571-4575, 4600-4601, 4614-4615, 4630, 4563, 4670-4671, 4673, 4674, 4676-4678, 4680, 4694-4695, 4697, 4701, 4703-4604, 4706, 4710, 4711
Victoria
3159, 3213, 3218, 3272-3287, 3289, 3292-3294, 3300-3305, 3309-3312, 3314-3315, 3317, 3328, 3330-3333, 3342, 3350-3352, 3355-3357, 3360, 3363-3364, 3373-3375, 3377-3381, 3384, 3387-3388, 3407, 3444, 3453, 3467-3469, 3515-3516, 3550, 3555-3357, 3570, 3607-3608, 3665, 3677, 3682, 3687, 3690, 3691, 3694, 3697-3699, 3700-3701, 2704-3705, 3707-3709, 3713, 3715, 2720, 3722, 3732-3733, 3735, 3737-3741, 3744, 3781-3783, 3807-3810, 3812-3816, 3818, 3820-3825, 3831-3833, 3835, 3840, 3842, 3844, 3847, 3850-3852, 3854, 3856-3860, 3862, 3864- 3865, 3869-3871, 3873-3875, 3878, 3880, 3882, 3885-3893, 3895-3896, 3898, 3900, 3902,3904, 3909, 3950, 3953, 3971, 3978, 3980-3981, 3987-3988
Australian Capital Territory
All of ACT
Tasmania
7027, 7119, 7140, 7213-7216, 7264, 7304
South Australia
5062, 5072-5073, 5076, 5110, 5112-5114, 5117, 5020-5131-5134, 5136-5142, 5144, 5151-5157, 5220-5223, 5231-5237, 5240-5245, 5250-5245, 5260-5261, 5264-5266, 5271, 5273, 5275, 5301-5303, 5321, 5351, 5576-5577, 5581, 5605-5606, 5630-5632

How to find regional work in Australia?

There are different ways to approach employers, either by phone or by contacting farmers in person. Download our Backpackers guide to access contact details of over +500 farms.

You can also find a job online, by searching on job boards or the website Gumtree, which publishes all kinds of classified ads. Apart from that, you have to watch out for scams!
A great way to find a job in fruit picking is by word of mouth. Also, ask around in hostels.

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Article updated on 12/05/2020 – Published initially on 25/10/2016

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