Living and working in Australia on your gap year allows you to experience the country’s rich cultural heritage. There’s so much on offer. From vibrant cities to the rugged outback or the northern tropics, a Gap Year in Australia is the perfect way to spend a year abroad.
If you’re ready to start planning a gap year in Australia, here’s a few things you need to know
1. Do you need a visa for a gap year in Australia?
Working Holiday Visa: If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 (or 35 applied for some countries), you may be eligible for a working holiday visa if your passport has a reciprocal arrangement with Australia. Regular work is allowed as long as you follow certain restrictions and please be noticed that you cannot work for more than six months with the same employer. The visa itself allows holidaymakers around the world to stay for up to 12 months and have the possibility of extending for 2 more years if you work part of the time in an agricultural job. Start by researching the requirements and cost of the working holiday visa here.
Tourist visa: All visitors to Australia, with the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens, are required to hold a valid visa. Some nationalities, including Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom (to name a few) can apply for an ETA that allows them to visit Australia for up to 3 months each time and within the visa’s validity of 12 months.
2. How much money should you prepare for a gap year in Australia?
3. Where should you stay when you arrive in Australia?
4. What to bring for a gap year in Australia?
5. Where should you start your gap year in Australia?
6. Tours for gap year travellers in Australia
7. Should I choose Arrival Package instead of Working Holiday Tours for my Gap Year?