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Old 08-02-2013, 01:27 PM
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Working Vacation for over age of 40

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site so hoping I'm posting to the right spot!

I am a 42 year-old woman who is planning on going to Australia in January 2014 for 6 months on what I hoped would be a working vacation. For the first time in my life I am free of any responsibility and have some savings, so wanna start experiencing different cultures. However, all the working visa applications I find on-line are for people under 30 years of age!

Here's hoping someone can help me make my dreams a reality by pointing me in the right direction. Where do I start???

Frustrated and confused in Canada!


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Unfortunately the reason for that is that the Working Holiday Visa (or "Work and Holiday Visa" for some countries) Is truly only available for those 31 and under. (I feel you on that, I'm too old for it, too!)

Their goal is to get younger people into the country to fall in love with it, stay, have babies and be taxpayers for as many decades as possible, so the younger, the better. Sigh.

You can apply for a tourist visa, but you would not be allowed to work while you were there, unfortunately.

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Thanks CollegeGirl for confirming what I was not wanting to hear, lol. So it looks like a 3 month vacation it is!!

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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Sorry the news wasn't better. Enjoy your holiday!

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Are you skilled in any jobs? It'd be hard to do a "working holiday" but there's a chance you could apply for an actual working visa, but if Holiday is your main intention, it's probably best to just go for the 3 months, I'm sure you'll have a great time :-) You could always do some voluntary work for WWOOF or helpx.net?

College Girl - is that true? It obviously works ;-), I'd be interested to find out how many WHVs end up staying here permanently.

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:04 AM
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Yeah, I think it is, Coral. Governments like young adults - like I said, more tax-paying years ahead of them; the potential for future miniature taxpayers with decades of tax-paying ahead of them.

I read it somewhere (nowhere official) but it makes complete sense to me. I doubt you'll find it on the record anywhere in those exact words, but yeah... I think that's the general principle!

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