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Old 02-10-2015, 10:55 PM
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WHV while waiting for 309

Just wondering if anybody has any knowledge/experience with situations such as these.
I applied for my offshore 309 visa on Dec 20, 2014 in Canada. Since the estimated processing time has been increased to 12-15 months I would like to find a way to be over in Aus to be with my partner while its processing.

I have already used my 1st WHV in 2014 (entered Aus on May 2nd), but was wondering if its possible to go on a 2nd WHV while the 309 is being processed. Will this effect the 309 application in anyway?

Also, if anyone has experience in 2nd WHVs maybe they can answer this as I have only receive very unhelpful "cookie cutter" answers from DIBP.
I have done 4 months of specified work, but not all of my worksites were in Rural Aus, about half were located within the Melbourne postcodes, am I still eligible?


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Also, if anyone has experience in 2nd WHVs maybe they can answer this as I have only receive very unhelpful "cookie cutter" answers from DIBP.
I have done 4 months of specified work, but not all of my worksites were in Rural Aus, about half were located within the Melbourne postcodes, am I still eligible?
Hi Austranada,

I am not too sure about your first question but I might be able to help you with your second one.
If you go to immi.com.au you can dowload form 1263 (working holiday visa employment verification).
You should have one of these already and had it filled in by the farms on wich you were working during your first working holiday visa.
Anyway on this form there are all eligible post codes mentioned where your farm has to be in order to qualify for the second working holiday visa.
If the farm you were working on is situated within one of these postcodes it will count for your second working holiday application.

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Here is a screenshot of the eligible postcodes that you can find on the form:
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Thanks,

my main concern is that I wasn't working on a farm, I was doing other eligible work (I quote from immi.gov.au: conservation and environmental reforestation work) so this meant that I was changing where I was working roughly every week. I was working in various postcodes throughout my 4 months working in this job, some in Eligible postcodes and some within Melbourne postcodes, so I feel like this is a little bit of a grey area.


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Hiya!
When were you working did you get what you needed signed off by your employer?


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Here's the issue, when I was working at this job I wasn't thinking about a 2nd WHV, I got the job because its actually similar to what I studied for in Uni, and was just a coincidence that it was eligible work. I was only able to stay in Aus for 4 months due to circumstances forcing me back to canada, so thats the only job I held.
My employer is a small business and doesn't deal with foreign workers so I doubt he'd know if my situation was eligible or not. I'd be able to get that form filled out no problem though if I found out it is!


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I would be willing to bet that only the work done in eligible postcodes would count. I'm not certain, though.

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