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.