Application for Subclass 417 - Working Holiday (Temporary)
(Class TZ) visa
is to advise that you have been granted an Electronic
Working Holiday Visa, Subclass 417.
This letter contains important information about this
The visa grant number is #######.
This is the unique number assigned to the visa. Visa
holders should keep this visa grant number with them,
as they may have to provide it to the Department of
Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
(DIMIA) during the life of the visa.
Once in Australia, this visa permits you to stay in
Australia for 12 months from the date that you first
enter Australia. It provides you with multiple travel
to Australia, which means that you can leave Australia
and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish during
your 12 month stay. However, if you depart Australia
during your 12 month stay, you are not able to recover
the period of time you have spent outside Australia.
will not have a visa label placed in your passport when
travelling to Australia as your visa is recorded electronically
in Australia's visa systems. It is recommended that
you print and keep a copy of this advice for your personal
note, that your visa is linked to the passport number
you provided in your application. If you obtain a new
passport after receiving this letter, our systems will
not recognise that new passport and you will be prevented
from travelling to Australia. If you have obtained a
new passport, please contact the eVisa Helpdesk for
note: this Working Holiday Visa can only be used once.
If you find your circumstances have changed after you
are granted a Working Holiday Visa and you want to postpone
your working holiday but you still need to travel to
Australia for a brief visit, you MUST apply for a Tourist
visa. This will cancel your Working Holiday visa and
you will be able to apply for another Working Holiday
Visa at a later stage.
If you obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) after
your Working Holiday Visa has been granted, your entry
to Australia will activate your Working Holiday Visa
and you will NOT be able to apply for another Working
Please note that your Working Holiday Visa has been
approved subject to a number of conditions:
LIMITATION - 8108
The holder must not be employed in Australia by any
1 employer for more than 3 months, without the prior
permission in writing of the Secretary of the Department
of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
MAXIMUM 3 MONTHS STUDY - 8201
While in Australia you must not engage in any studies
or training for more than 3 months.
It is very important that you understand and abide by
your visa conditions. If you fail to abide by these
conditions, your visa may be cancelled and you will
be required to leave Australia.
you do not understand your visa conditions please contact
the nearest Australian Government Office overseas for
advice before you travel (www.immi.gov.au/wwi/index.htm/worldindex).
arrival in Australia, you may seek advice on any aspect
of your visa conditions from the nearest DIMIA office
YOUR VISA DETAILS
information form 993i 'Safeguarding your personal information',
available from Immigration offices, gives details of third
parties to which you can consent to your personal information
being disclosed, and how you can consent.
DIMIA has developed a new service called Entitlement
Verification Online (EVO) which allows certain third
parties to check your visa information with your consent.
Through EVO, you can give your consent to registered
third parties such as:
- employers and labour suppliers, to help check whether
your visa allows you to
work in Australia;
- government agencies, to help assess your eligibility
- licensing authorities, to help establish your eligibility
for a licence; and
- educational institutions, to assess whether you can
study in Australia.
The disclosure of your visa information by DIMIA is
governed by the Privacy Act1988. Therefore, DIMIA will
disclose information about your visa to a third party
only with your consent. You can consent to an inquiry
about your visa entitlements by giving the third party
your name, date of birth, passport number and passport
country of issue. If you do not wish a third party to
out about your visa entitlements, do not give them this
also allows visa holders who applied online to view
their current visa details. If you provided a password
for EVO in your online application, you will be able
to access the service on the Department's website (www.immi.gov.au)
under 'Online Services' >> 'Entitlement Verification
WORKING HOLIDAY VISA
Working Holiday Makers who have worked as a seasonal
worker* in regional Australia** for a minimum of three
months on their first Working Holiday visa, will be
eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday visa.
Information about seasonal work opportunities in regional
Australia can be found on the Harvest Trail website
To apply for a second Working Holiday visa, you will
need to provide evidence that you have worked for a
minimum of three months as a seasonal worker in regional
Australia on your first Working Holiday visa. If you
are interested in the option of applying for a second
Working Holiday visa, you should obtain a copy of the
Working Holiday Visa: Employment Verification form from
your nearest DIMIA office or from http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1263.pdf
Completion of Form 1263 Working Holiday visa: Employment
Verification will constitute evidence of the seasonal
work you have undertaken.
information about applying for a second Working Holiday
visa is available at the following links: http://www.immi.gov.au/facts/49whm.htm
hope that you enjoy your stay and travel in Australia.
* Seasonal work is the harvesting and/or packing of
fruit and vegetable crops, pruning and trimming vines
and trees, thinning and trimming flowers and bunches
and general maintenance crop work.
**Regional Australia is any area outside of Sydney,
Newcastle, Wollongong, the NSW Central Coast, Brisbane,
the Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne or the ACT.
OTHER VISA OPTIONS
If, after arriving in Australia, you are interested
in the possibility of a further period of stay, information
about other visa options that may be available to you
can be found at:
We hope that you enjoy your stay and travel in Australia.
Hobart Onshore Processing Centre
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