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In case people missed it, the Australian and Irish governments have announced that the age limit for the working holiday programme between the two countries has been raised from 30 to 35.

As of November 1st, Irish citizens, as well as Canadians, up to the age of 35 will be able to apply for Working Holiday Visas.

https://www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/p...eland-australia-working-holiday-programme.php

The DHA website has been updated with the news.
 

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In case people missed it, the Australian and Irish governments have announced that the age limit for the working holiday programme between the two countries has been raised from 30 to 35.

As of November 1st, Irish citizens, as well as Canadians, up to the age of 35 will be able to apply for Working Holiday Visas.

https://www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/p...eland-australia-working-holiday-programme.php

The DHA website has been updated with the news.
I think there are some more significant changes coming to the WHV stream soon.
 

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Changes to Working Holiday Maker visas:
• Work and Holiday makers (subclass 462) will be able to undertake regional plant and animal cultivation work in additional priority areas to become eligible for a second visa.
• Extension of the period a WHM (subclass 417 and 462) may work with the same agricultural employer from six to 12 months.
• Introduction of a third year visa option for WHM (subclasses 417 and 462), who from 1 July 2019 onwards complete six months of regional work in the second year.
• Increase the number of places available for Work and Holiday Maker program (subclass 462) by lifting annual caps available to a number of countries participating in the subclass 462 visa program.

These changes require a strict workforce test to be applied to ensure Australian workers are given the first opportunity for work.

Changes to the Seasonal Worker Program:
• Increase work period in Australia to nine months for all workers (currently six months for some countries).
• Increase validity of labour market testing prior to recruiting workers from three to six months.
• Reduce out of pocket expenses for employers (workers repay their full travel costs except for the first $300; a reduction from the previous $500).
 
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