Working holiday visa for young Australians and Slovenians

Australia and Slovenia signed a new agreement according to which 200 young people from Slovenia will be able to visit Australia and during their stay take temporary paid work. Similarly, 200 young Australians will be able to visit Slovenia and find temporary employment there. This agreement has been eagerly anticipated by many young Slovenians.

Already in place is a similar program between New Zealand and Slovenia. It allows 100 young Slovenians to holiday in New Zealand and undertake temporary paid work there. The visa is highly popular among young Slovenians and 100 places are taken up very quickly. There is considerably less interest among young New Zealanders to travel to Slovenia with only a few places claimed each year.


Please note, however, that although the agreement between Australia and Slovenia was signed on 16 June 2015 it is not yet possible to apply for Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462). Australia and Slovenia must first put in place appropriate administrative and legal procedures and decide upon the date when this arrangement comes to force.

For more information please check regularly the Immigration Department web site.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, I was wondering if there are any news on the progress of this visa? When can we expect to be able to apply for it?

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  2. Cass,

    At this stage, there is no new information available.

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  3. Spoštovani,

    Zanima me, ali je že znano, kdaj bodo na voljo avstralske počitniške delovne vize za Slovence, oz. kdaj bo ta informacija znana?

    Hvala, lp,

    Rea

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  4. Hi Metka

    I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction to apply for a working holiday visa? (I am a New Zealand citizen) I have found a wealth of information for Slovenian citizens getting a working visa for New Zealand but not much vice versa.

    Sapphire

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  5. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction to apply for a working holiday visa? (I am a New Zealand citizen) I have found a wealth of information for us work visa application guide getting a working visa for New Zealand but not much vice versa.

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  6. The best place to get more information on working holiday visa is the Embassy of Slovenia in Canberra (canberra.embassy.si).

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