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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). To be eligible for a third visa, it is necessary to carry out 6 months of specified work in regional areas while you are on your 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.

UK passport holders should be granted a visa for up to 3 years without the need to undertake farm work from 1st July 2024. Refer to FTA Australia – UK for more information.

Renew your Working Holiday Visa – Overview

You have the possibility to renew your WHV in Australia up to 2 times. For this, you must be between 18 and 31 or 35 years old (depending on your nationality), have a valid passport and have worked at least 88 days in rural areas (specific activities and geographic areas).

Working Holiday visa makers can also 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 year visa. To be eligible for a third-year visa, applicants must have completed six months of specified work during their second year. The eligible postcodes for the third-year extension are generally the same as those for the second-year. However, the type of work or the sectors may vary slightly, emphasizing the importance of verifying current requirements on the official website.

In addition, following the bushfires, floods and other disasters that hit the country, the Australian government has implemented changes to allow backpackers to participate in the country’s recovery while renewing their WHV. New regions and new jobs have been added for renewal. Voluntary work can only be included as specified work where it is related to bushfire recovery work undertaken in declared bushfire-affected areas or to flood recovery work undertaken in flood affected areas (see below).

The Australian Government encourages Working Holiday Visa holders to contribute to the rural and regional economies by offering the possibility to extend their visas for a second or third year. To qualify, visa holders must undertake specific work in designated areas. Understanding which postcodes are eligible and what type of work qualifies is crucial for planning your WHV extension.

Eligible Jobs for a second & third year visa

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

Understanding Specified Work

Specified work for the purpose of a WHV extension includes, but is not limited to, sectors such as agriculture (fruit picking, farm work), fishing and pearling, tree farming and felling, mining, and construction. The Australian Government periodically updates the list of eligible sectors to respond to labor shortages in rural and regional areas.

Eligible postcodes for Regional work

Unfortunately, not all areas are eligible to complete specified work.

Work carried out in the following areas of regional Australia in plant and animal cultivation and construction, is eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa.

Specified work carried out in the following areas of regional Australia is eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa.

Prior to starting any work, you should ensure that the location of the work is in an eligible regional area. For the original list of all the postcodes, just click here.

New South Wales
2311 to 2312; 2328 to 2411; 2420 to 2490; 2536 to 2551; 2575 to 2594; 2618 to 2739; 2787 to 2898
Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
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.

Eligible postcodes in Disaster-affected areas

Bushfire declared areas

Following the tragic fires that hit Australia in the summer of 2019-2020, the government has implemented changes. This is to allow backpackers to participate in the recovery of the country while renewing their WHV. We talk about “assisting bush recovery efforts” or “disaster recovery work”. Bushfire recovery work must be carried out after July 2019.

Here is the list of eligible regions in the disaster areas:

New South Wales
2069 to 2076, 2083, 2173, 2178, 2224 to 2234, 2250 to 2251, 2256 to 2265, 2267, 2278, 2280 to 2287, 2289 to 2290, 2305 to 2306, 2311 to 2312, 2315 to 2331, 2331, 2333 to 2339, 2340 to 2341, 2344 to 2347, 2350 to 2356, 2358 to 2361, 2365, 2369 to 2372, 2382, 2386 to 2388, 2390, 2396 to 2406, 2408 to 2411, 2415, 2420 to 2431, 2439 to 2441, 2443 to 2450, 2452 to 2456, 2460, 2462 to 2466, 2469 to 2490, 2500, 2502, 2505 to 2506, 2508, 2515 to 2519, 2525 to 2526, 2530, 2535 to 2541, 2545 to 2546, 2548 to 2551, 2555, 2560, 2568 to 2588, 2590, 2594, 2611, 2618 to 2633, 2640, 2642, 2644, 2646, 2649 to 2653, 2656, 2658 to 2661, 2701 to 2702, 2716, 2720, 2722, 2725 to 2727, 2729 to 2730, 2733, 2745, 2747 to 2750, 2752 to 2759, 2765, 2773 to 2780, 2782 to 2787, 2790 to 2795, 2797 to 2800, 2803 to 2808, 2818, 2820, 2822, 2824 to 2826, 2828 to 2835, 2838 to 2840, 2844 to 2850, 2852, 2864 to 2868, 2870, 2873, 2877, 4375, 4377, 4380, 4383, 4385
Queensland
4114, 4118 to 4119, 4124 to 4125, 4127 to 4133, 4157 to 4161, 4163 to 4165, 4183 to 4184, 4205, 4207 to 4218, 4220 to 4230, 4270 to 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4300 to 4301, 4303 to 4307, 4309 to 4314, 4340 to 4347, 4350, 4352 to 4365, 4370 to 4378, 4380 to 4385, 4387 to 4388, 4390, 4400 to 4407, 4417, 4426 to 4428, 4454 to 4455, 4461 to 4462, 4465, 4467, 4474, 4480, 4486 to 4488, 4492 to 4494, 4496 to 4498, 4514 to 4515, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4575, 4580 to 4581, 4600 to 4601, 4605, 4614 to 4615, 4621, 4625 to 4627, 4630, 4650, 4660, 4670 to 4671, 4673 to 4674, 4676 to 4678, 4680, 4694 to 4695, 4697, 4701 to 4706, 4709 to 4712, 4717, 4720, 4722 to 4723, 4741, 4810 to 4812, 4814 to 4816, 4818 to 4819, 4849 to 4850, 4852, 4854 to 4856, 4858 to 4861, 4865, 4868, to 4873, 4877 to 4888, 4890 to 4892, 4895
Australian Capital Territory
All of the areas of ACT
Tasmania
7017, 7026 to 7027, 7030, 7116, 7119, 7120, 7140, 7150, 7190, 7212 to 7216, 7264, 7270, 7275, 7304
South Australia
5052, 5072 to 5073, 5076, 5110, 5112 to 5118, 5120 to 5121, 5131 to 5134, 5136 to 5142, 5144, 5151 to 5157, 5201, 5220 to 5223, 5231 to 5238, 5240 to 5245, 5250 to 5255, 5259 to 5261, 5264 to 5267, 5271, 5273, 5275, 5301 to 5304, 5320 to 5321, 5351, 5353 to 5354, 5356 to 5357, 5374, 5552, 5558, 5570 to 5573, 5575 to 5577, 5580 to 5583, 5605 to 5607, 5630 to 5632
Victoria
3116, 3138 to 3140, 3158 to 3160, 3213, 3218, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3243, 3249 to 3251, 3254, 3260, 3264 to 3266, 3268, 3270 to 3287, 3289, 3292 to 3294, 3300 to 3305, 3309 to 3312, 3314 to 3315, 3317, 3321 to 3322, 3328 to 3333, 3342, 3350 to 3352, 3355 to 3357, 3360 to 3361, 3363 to 3364, 3373 to 3375, 3377 to 3381, 3384, 3387 to 3388, 3401, 3407, 3444, 3446, 3451, 3453, 3458, 3460 to 3461, 3467 to 3469, 3475, 3477 to 3478, 3480, 3515 to 3516, 3523, 3550 to 3551, 3555 to 3559, 3570, 3607 to 3608, 3610, 3612, 3614, 3616 to 3618, 3629 to 3631, 3633 to 3634, 3646 to 3647, 3664 to 3666, 3669 to 3670, 3672 to 3673, 3675, 3677 to 3678, 3682 to 3683, 3685, 3687 to 3688, 3690 to 3691, 3694 to 3695, 3697 to 3699, 3700 to 3701, 3704 to 3705, 3707 to 3709, 3711 to 3715, 3717 to 3720, 3722 to 3723, 3725 to 3726, 3732 to 3733, 3735, 3737 to 3741, 3744, 3746 to 3747, 3749, 3757, 3763, 3765 to 3767, 3770, 3777 to 3779, 3781 to 3783, 3785 to 3789, 3791 to 3793, 3795 to 3797, 3799, 3807 to 3810, 3812 to 3816, 3818, 3820 to 3825, 3831 to 3833, 3835, 3840, 3842, 3844, 3847, 3850 to 3852, 3854, 3856 to 3860, 3862, 3864 to 3865, 3869 to 3871, 3873 to 3875, 3878, 3880, 3882, 3885 to 3893, 3895 to 3896, 3898, 3900, 3902 to 3904, 3909, 3946, 3950, 3953 to 3960, 3962, 3964 to 3967, 3971, 3978, 3980 to 3981, 3984, 3987 to 3988, 6302, 6304, 6635
Western Australia
6030 to 6038, 6055, 6063 to 6069, 6077 to 6079, 6083, 6090, 6306, 6528, 6628, 6630 to 6632, 6640, 6642, 6646, 6705, 6721 to 6722, 6725 to 6726, 6753, 6758, 6760, 6762
Northern Territory
0822, 0847, 0852, 0854, 0860, 0862, 0872 to 0875

Natural disaster declared areas

Recovery work carried out from 31 December 2021 in the following areas of Australia declared affected by other natural disasters, such as flood, cyclones or severe weather events, are eligible for specified work for the purpose of a second or third Working Holiday visa. This applies to applications lodged on or after 2 February 2024 and undecided applications on this date.

New South Wales
2011, 2018 to 2020, 2032, 2035 to 2036, 2038 to 2042, 2044 to 2045, 2048 to 2050, 2067, 2069 to 2077, 2079 to 2087, 2092 to 2097, 2099 to 2108, 2110 to 2122, 2125 to 2128, 2130 to 2133, 2141 to 2148, 2150 to 2168, 2170 to 2179, 2190 to 2200, 2203 to 2234, 2250 to 2251, 2256 to 2263, 2287, 2289, 2291 to 2300, 2302 to 2305, 2307 to 2308, 2311 to 2312, 2315 to 2331, 2333 to 2347, 2350 to 2361, 2365, 2369 to 2372, 2379 to 2382, 2386 to 2388, 2390, 2395 to 2406, 2408 to 2411, 2415, 2420 to 2431, 2439 to 2441, 2443 to 2450, 2452 to 2456, 2460, 2462 to 2466, 2469 to 2490, 2500, 2502, 2505 to 2506, 2508, 2515 to 2519, 2525 to 2530, 2533 to 2541, 2545 to 2546, 2548, 2549 to 2551, 2555 to 2560, 2563 to 2588, 2590, 2594, 2611, 2618 to 2633, 2640 to 2653, 2655 to 2656, 2658 to 2661, 2663, 2665 to 2666, 2668 to 2669, 2671 to 2672, 2675, 2678, 2680 to 2681, 2700 to 2703, 2705 to 2707, 2710 to 2717, 2720 to 2722, 2725 to 2727, 2729 to 2739, 2745, 2747 to 2750, 2752 to 2754, 2756 to 2763, 2765 to 2770, 2773 to 2780, 2782 to 2787, 2790 to 2795, 2797 to 2800, 2803 to 2810, 2818, 2820 to 2826, 2828 to 2836, 2838 to 2840, 2843 to 2850, 2852, 2864 to 2871, 2873 to 2879, 2898, 3644, 3691, 3707, 4375, 4377, 4380, 4383, 4385
Queensland
2817, 2827, 2842, 4000, 4005 to 4014, 4017 to 4022, 4025, 4030 to 4032, 4034 to 4037, 4051, 4053 to 4055, 4059 to 4061, 4064 to 4070, 4073 to 4078, 4101 to 4125, 4127 to 4133, 4151 to 4161, 4163 to 4165, 4169 to 4174, 4178 to 4179, 4183 to 4184, 4205, 4207 to 4218, 4220 to 4221, 4223 to 4228, 4270, 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4300 to 4301, 4303 to 4307, 4309 to 4314, 4340 to 4344, 4346 to 4347, 4350, 4352 to 4365, 4370 to 4378, 4380 to 4385, 4387 to 4388, 4390, 4400 to 4408, 4410 to 4413, 4415 to 4428, 4454 to 4455, 4461 to 4462, 4465, 4467 to 4468, 4470, 4474, 4477, 4479, 4480 to 4481, 4486 to 4494, 4496 to 4498, 4500 to 4521, 4550 to 4575, 4580 to 4581, 4600 to 4601, 4605 to 4606, 4608, 4610 to 4615, 4620 to 4621, 4625 to 4627, 4630, 4650, 4655, 4659 to 4660, 4662, 4670 to 4671, 4673 to 4674, 4676 to 4678, 4680, 4694 to 4695, 4697, 4702, 4709, 4712, 4715 to 4720, 4722 to 4723, 4736, 4741, 4800, 4804 to 4812, 4814 to 4816, 4818 to 4819, 4822 to 4825, 4828 to 4830, 4849 to 4850, 4852, 4854 to 4856, 4858 to 4861, 4865, 4868 to 4873, 4877 to 4892, 4895
Northern Territory
0822, 0847, 0852, 0854, 0860, 0862, 0870, 0872 to 0875
South Australia
5157, 5172, 5201, 5210 to 5214, 5236 to 5238, 5253 to 5256, 5259 to 5261, 5264 to 5267, 5301 to 5302, 5304, 5306 to 5311, 5321 to 5322, 5330 to 5333, 5340 to 5346, 5354, 5357
Tasmania
7011 to 7012, 7054, 7109, 7112 to 7113, 7116 to 7117, 7139, 7140, 7150, 7163, 7212, 7248 to 7249, 7250, 7258, 7268, 7270, 7275, 7290 to 7292, 7301 to 7307, 7310, 7315
Victoria
3000, 3002 to 3004, 3006, 3008, 3011, 3013, 3019, 3024, 3029, 3031 to 3032, 3034, 3039 to 3041, 3051 to 3054, 3065 to 3067, 3089 to 3091, 3096 to 3097, 3099, 3101 to 3104, 3116, 3121 to 3124, 3126 to 3127, 3133, 3135 to 3141, 3146 to 3147, 3158 to 3160, 3207, 3213, 3218, 3243, 3249 to 3251, 3254, 3260, 3264 to 3270, 3277, 3280 to 3283, 3285, 3289, 3292 to 3294, 3300 to 3305, 3309 to 3312, 3314 to 3315, 3317, 3321 to 3325, 3328 to 3333, 3335 to 3338, 3342, 3350, 3352, 3355 to 3358, 3360 to 3361, 3363 to 3364, 3370 to 3371, 3373, 3380, 3384, 3387 to 3388, 3393, 3395, 3401, 3407, 3431 to 3435, 3437 to 3438, 3440 to 3442, 3444, 3446 to 3448, 3450 to 3451, 3453, 3458, 3460 to 3465, 3467 to 3468, 3472, 3475, 3477 to 3478, 3480, 3482 to 3483, 3485, 3488 to 3489, 3491, 3494, 3496, 3498, 3500 to 3501, 3505 to 3507, 3509, 3512, 3515 to 3518, 3520 to 3523, 3525, 3527, 3529 to 3531, 3533, 3537, 3540, 3542, 3544, 3546, 3549 to 3551, 3555 to 3559, 3561 to 3568, 3570 to 3573, 3575 to 3576, 3579 to 3581, 3583 to 3586, 3588 to 3591, 3594 to 3597, 3599, 3607 to 3608, 3610, 3612, 3614, 3616 to 3618, 3620 to 3624, 3629 to 3631, 3633 to 3641, 3646 to 3647, 3649, 3658 to 3660, 3662 to 3666, 3669 to 3670, 3672 to 3673, 3675, 3677 to 3678, 3682 to 3683, 3685, 3687 to 3688, 3690, 3695, 3697 to 3699, 3701, 3711 to 3715, 3717 to 3720, 3722 to 3723, 3725 to 3728, 3730, 3732 to 3733, 3735, 3737 to 3741, 3744, 3746 to 3747, 3749, 3754, 3756 to 3767, 3770, 3775, 3777 to 3779, 3781 to 3783, 3785 to 3789, 3791 to 3793, 3795 to 3797, 3799, 3807 to 3810, 3812 to 3816, 3818, 3820 to 3825, 3831 to 3833, 3835, 3840, 3842, 3844, 3847, 3850 to 3852, 3854, 3856 to 3860, 3862, 3864 to 3865, 3869 to 3871, 3873 to 3875, 3878, 3880, 3882, 3885 to 3893, 3895 to 3896, 3898, 3900, 3902 to 3904, 3909, 3913, 3915 to 3916, 3918 to 3920, 3922 to 3923, 3925 to 3931, 3933 to 3934, 3936 to 3946, 3950 to 3951, 3953 to 3954, 3956 to 3960, 3962, 3964 to 3967, 3971, 3978 to 3981, 3984, 3987 to 3988, 3990 to 3992, 3995 to 3996, 6635
Western Australia
6030 to 6038, 6055, 6063 to 6069, 6077 to 6079, 6083, 6090, 6275, 6280 to 6282, 6284 to 6286, 6288, 6290, 6302, 6304, 6306, 6528, 6628, 6630 to 6632, 6640, 6642, 6646, 6705, 6721 to 6722, 6725 to 6726, 6728, 6740, 6743, 6753, 6758, 6760, 6762, 6765, 6770

Eligible postcodes for Remote and very remote Australia

Tourism and hospitality work carried out from June 2021 in the following areas of remote and very remote Australia will be considered eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417, 462) visa application lodged from March 2022.

New South Wales
2356, 2386, 2387, 2396, 2405, 2406, 2672, 2675, 2825, 2826, 2829, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836, 2838, 2839, 2840, 2873, 2878, 2879, 2898, 2899
Queensland
4025, 4183, 4417, 4418, 4419, 4420, 4422, 4423, 4426, 4427, 4428, 4454, 4461, 4462, 4465, 4467, 4468, 4470, 4472, 4474, 4475, 4477, 4478, 4479, 4480, 4481, 4482, 4486, 4487, 4488, 4489, 4490, 4491, 4492, 4493, 4494, 4496, 4497, 4705, 4706, 4707, 4709, 4713, 4721, 4722, 4723, 4724, 4725, 4726, 4727, 4728, 4730, 4731, 4732, 4733, 4735, 4736, 4743, 4746, 4801, 4803, 4804, 4821, 4822, 4823, 4824, 4825, 4828, 4829, 4830, 4874, 4875, 4876, 4890, 4891, 4892, 4895.
Victoria
3424, 3506, 3509, 3512, 3889, 3890, 3891, 3892.
Tasmania
7001, 7139, 7255, 7256, 7257, 7466, 7467, 7468, 7469, 7470.
South Australia
5220, 5221, 5222, 5223, 5302, 5303, 5304, 5440, 5576, 5577, 5582, 5583, 5602, 5603, 5604, 5605, 5606, 5607, 5611, 5630, 5631, 5632, 5633, 5640, 5641, 5642, 5650, 5651, 5652, 5653, 5654, 5655, 5660, 5661, 5670, 5671, 5680, 5690, 5713, 5715, 5717, 5719, 5720, 5722, 5723, 5724, 5725, 5730, 5731, 5732, 5733, 5734
Western Australia
6161, 6335, 6336, 6337, 6338, 6341, 6343, 6346, 6348, 6350, 6351, 6352, 6353, 6355, 6356, 6357, 6358, 6359, 6361, 6363, 6365, 6367, 6368, 6369, 6373, 6375, 6385, 6386, 6418, 6419, 6420, 6421, 6422, 6423, 6424, 6425, 6426, 6427, 6428, 6429, 6431, 6434, 6436, 6437, 6438, 6440, 6443, 6445, 6446, 6447, 6448, 6450, 6452, 6466, 6467, 6468, 6470, 6472, 6473, 6475, 6476, 6477, 6479, 6480, 6484, 6487, 6488, 6489, 6490, 6515, 6517, 6518, 6519, 6536, 6537, 6605, 6606, 6608, 6609, 6612, 6613, 6614, 6616, 6620, 6623, 6625, 6627, 6628, 6630, 6631, 6632, 6635, 6638, 6639, 6640, 6642, 6646, 6701, 6705, 6707, 6710, 6711, 6712, 6713, 6714, 6716, 6718, 6720, 6721, 6722, 6725, 6726, 6728, 6731, 6733, 6740, 6743, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6758, 6760, 6762, 6765, 6770, 6798, 6799.
Northern Territory
0822, 0840, 0845, 0846, 0847, 0850, 0852, 0853, 0854, 0860, 0862, 0870, 0872, 0873, 0874, 0875, 0880, 0885, 0886.

Eligible postcodes in Northern Australia

Tourism and hospitality work carried out from 22 June 2021 in the following areas of northern Australia will be considered eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa application lodged from March 2022.

Work carried out in the following areas of northern Australia in tourism and hospitality, plant and animal cultivation, forestry and fishing is eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa.

Northern Territory
Entire Territory
Queensland
(all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn) 4472, 4478, 4481 to 4482, 4680, 4694 to 4695, 4697, 4699 to 4707, 4709 to 4714, 4717, 4720 to 4728, 4730 to 4733, 4735 to 4746, 4750 to 4751, 4753 to 4754, 4756 to 4757, 4798 to 4800, 4801 to 4812, 4814 to 4825, 4828 to 4830, 4849 to 4850, 4852, 4854 to 4856, 4858 to 4861, 4865, 4868 to 4888, 4890 to 4892, 4895.
Western Australia
(all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn)
0872, 6537,6642, 6646, 6701, 6705, 6707, 6710 to 6714, 6716, 6718, 6720 to 6722, 6725 to 6726, 6728, 6740, 6743, 6751, 6753 to 6754, 6758, 6760, 6762, 6765, 6770.

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. Vacancies specifically for plant and animal cultivation can also be found on Harvest Trail.

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.

Don’t leave it until the end of your stay to arrange your specified work! Unforeseen circumstances (bad weather, illness or not finding enough work) may prevent you to complete the required period of specified work.

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How to better understand the eligible areas?

In Australia, when renewing your Working Holiday Visa, certain job requirements are tied to specific regions of the country. This means that in order to extend your visa, you will need to engage in specific types of employment within designated areas. These job requirements and regional restrictions are put in place to encourage working holiday visa holders to contribute to regional economies and communities by participating in industries that are crucial to those areas.

While some areas will allow for a broader range of regional work types, others will only accept certain jobs that align with their specific industries or needs. This means that in order to extend your visa, you might be required to engage in agricultural, horticultural, or related work in some regions, while other regions may have a more limited scope, focusing on specific sectors like tourism or hospitality. This targeted approach aims to ensure that working holiday visa holders contribute to the diverse needs of different regions, fostering sustainable growth and enhancing local economies.

Planning Your Work and Stay

  • Research Thoroughly: Before moving to a region, research the job market, living conditions, and community to ensure it aligns with your expectations and needs.
  • Document Your Work: Keep detailed records of your employment, including pay slips, work contracts, and employer details, as you’ll need to provide evidence when applying for your visa extension.
  • Stay Updated: Immigration policies and eligible postcodes can change. Regularly check the Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date information.

Disclaimer: The extracted information is subject to change quickly, we advise you to always check the eligibility of the postcode on the Australian immigration website.

Article updated on 09/02/2024

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    • Hi,
      Only work carried out in areas of northern Australia is eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa.It must be located north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Unfortunately Fraser is not included. Cheers

  1. Hello, I have a question regarding the times to apply for the second working holiday. I am 35 years old and I turn 36 on the 7th of April. I just got the first 417 working holiday visa granted. I am determined to go to Cairns asap to work for 3 months in order to qualify for the second working holiday. Can I apply for the second working holiday before I turn 36? (I have Italian passport).

    In the official government site its written till 35 for Italians. But I dont understand if it meens that I Have to apply before 36 ?

    Thank you!

  2. Hi there,
    I was wondering, I’m supposed to get a job in Buderim, 4556 age care center. I’m under 417 visa, is that count for second year ?

    • Hi Nolwenn, the work carried out must be critical to Australia’s response to COVID-19 including:
      -medical treatment, nursing, contact tracing, testing and research
      -support services including cleaning of medical, health care and quarantine facilities and equipment directly involved in the response to COVID-19
      Cheers

  3. Hi
    How are you?
    I have been in two different woofing that can be eligible for extend my visa. I was there like woofer as the rule of the bush fire.
    Can you tell me if the postcodes are ok?
    It s 2429 et 7116.
    Thanks you very very much!

  4. Hi there
    I’m interested in offering work for travellers and I am in a bushfire and flood affected postcode area. Is the process to apply difficult and arduous for either the sponsors or the interested parties?
    Thanks
    Anna

  5. Hi I’m just wondering if working in a cafe in Dubbo-postcode 2830 counts towards the 88 days? I’m confused by two different answers.
    Thank you

  6. Hello,

    I did reception work for a hostel in Hobart, Tasmania and I was told it doesn’t classify for the 88 days. I am trying to extend for my second year. I wanted to ask as this site says otherwise.

  7. Hi, work as a front house leader in a winery on caversham postcode 6055 counts for extend my visa? The postcode is in remote areas, but doesn’t say hospitality. Please helñ

  8. Hello!
    Im a bit confused by the tables of postcodes here and also in the immi website.
    It is said that hospitality and tourism is just on remote and very remote areas. What about the northern Australia table? Does it count as well for hospitality or not? Thanks in advance!

  9. does anyone knows if working in electrical repairs in one of the flood affected area postcodes (4064) works for your extension to second or third year of whv ?

  10. Hi.
    My property was badly affected by both the bushfires and more recently by two floods. The right skills would be very helpful. Postcode 2325 Laguna in the Boree Valley. Am I able to employ backpackers. Just read the information available and am unsure

  11. Hi there!
    What are the criteria for a farm itself, so that my work at a farm counts towards the 88 days? Does it have to be a certain size or does it need an ABN?
    Cheers!

  12. Hi, I work at Cole’s supermarket in Broome WA. Does working there count for the 88 days to apply for a second year visa?

  13. Hi, thanks for all the information. I just want to clarify one thing, the first set of postcodes listed – is that specifically for construction and cultivation of plants and animal (Regional – Eligible Postcodes)? 4703 is listed as an approved area but immi website says it is not. My employer followed this website and they said they can approve 88 days.

  14. Hey guys!
    I absolutely love the effort you have put into this page!
    It would be amazing if you could make a visual map of the postcodes so one could see what areas and towns were included in the 88 days whv!
    Maybe work for a rainy day!

    🙂

  15. Hi there, thanks for this page and the time you put in it.

    I have a question and I can’t seem to find the answer as everyone got a different opinion on it.

    I work in construction (company post code 6052 so doesnt count as regional) but all my worksites are on Ellenbrook (postcode 6069 which counts) and this is specified on payslips : the company name and postcode are specified like it should on top of the payslip but then on each specific days the hours and place of work are specified.

    Do you know which postcode would work ?

    Cheers

  16. Hi guys, I´ve the italian passport and I wanna know if in Sunshine Coast is possible to extend. Right now I´m in Darwin with everything ready to apply to the extension of the second year, but I wanna go to QLD next year, also I play football and knowing the quantity of days that I need to apply for the third year, I wanna know if exist specifics works that I can do there while I´m playing there, and I can save, after the football season, go to the mines or to the farms for example to complete the 179 days. Cheers mate!

  17. Hi Im a little confused have tried to work out, we have a motel in Tassie, 7190 and are wondering if backpackers could work for us, or would it only be for the first visa holders.

    • Hi Joanne, Tourism and hospitality work carried out from 22 June 2021 in the following areas of remote and very remote Australia will be considered eligible specified work for the purpose of a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417, 462) visa application lodged from March 2022 : 7001, 7139, 7255, 7256, 7257, 7466, 7467, 7468, 7469, 7470 for Tasmania. Cheers

  18. Hi. I have some questions. First one would be if deckhand counts as tourism work? And if it does what areas would be eligible? I’m struggling a little bit to understand the areas since all websites seem to have different options. I’m thinking Cairns is possible and maybe Whitsundays?

  19. hi there
    i was wondering if working in hospo/tourism at Airlie beach is eligible for 88 days with 462 visa?
    also – does working in a plant nursery counts as well for 88 days? as long as those plant nurseries are in the postcodes mentioned in the list

    thanks for your help 🙂

  20. Hi there, I’m doing my actual farm on a farm in an eligible area, but the ABN of the business is registered in 3977 which isn’t on the list, is this fine ?

  21. Hi, I worked rurally for flood relief in Rochester, VIC postcode 3561. The company I worked for informed me this is eligible for the 88 days. Can you confirm this is true?

  22. Hi there,

    I found farm work around broome on cattle station the postcode is 6725 this one stays on the list, my question is count it then for 88 days? I have working holiday visum 417

  23. Hi,

    I completed my regional work in Dimboola, Victoria, with a recruitment agency (programmed) based in Bendigo. Although the postcode for both locations is eligible, my payslips display the Bendigo agency’s address. Since I didn’t work in Bendigo, I’m unsure which address to use when extending my visa. Can you advise?

    Thank you.

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