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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 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.

Please note once the Free Trade Agreement enters into force, UK passport holders will be granted a visa for up to 3 years without the need to undertake farm work. Refer to FTA Australia – UK for more information.

Renew your Working Holiday Visa

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).

Since 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 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.

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. 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.

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

Disaster-affected regions – Eligible postcodes

Following the fires that hit the country, additional eligible regions have been 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.

Please note voluntary work can be included as specified work for the purpose of renewing your Working Holiday visa where it is related to bushfire recovery work undertaken in declared bushfire-affected areas only.

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

Remote and very remote Australia – Eligible postcodes

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 5 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
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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Article updated on 26/05/2022

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8 COMMENTS

    • 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!

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