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  1. Hi, I've already had a tourist visa followed by a working holiday visa, but want to get another tourist visa whilst me and my boyfriend prepare to apply for me as his de facto partner on his 457 visa. We keep hearing that this might not work... Does anyone know what my chances are? Because that obviously affect whether he takes his sponsorship. Are there any requirements we can fulfil to ensure I get back in the country, or any other option to come back in with him? We want to reenter together so we can get a home and tenancy evidence to support our de facto application, which won't work if I can't get back in the country. Thanks, Rosie
  2. backpackismyhouse

    Awesome Working Holiday selfie video

    I made a time-lapse video of my year Working Holiday in Australia: I completed 3 months of farm work, and also traveled to South East Asia for 2.5 months. The video also includes the West coast road trip from Perth to Darwin, to Alice Springs. Enjoy!
  3. Alix Fisher

    Advice on WHV/Banking/Medicare etc

    Hi, I am new to this forum and need lots of advice!! I am applying for my WHV (subclass 417) and at the moment I am a student radiographer up until June 2015 - I am hoping to come in September for a year / two years.. it asks me on the application what my occupation is? - What do I put? That I am a student radiographer until June then I am unemployed until I come to Oz??? I am looking for farm work, I want to apply for this BEFORE I come to oz as I don't want the messing around when I am there - my plans are to fly from UK to Sydney and spend a week or two relaxing and such .. I am wanting farm work also in order to earn money and eventually to be able to apply for my 2nd year visa .. Where should I start? How soon should I apply for work? ETC. Does anyone have any websites that I can do a welcome week in Sydney - Similar to OzIntro but I want to compare a few.. I am wanting to open up a bank account before I come so I can start transferring money into it from the UK - how easy is it to do? What are the different banks, will I be able to pick up a bank card asap when I arrive in Oz? (I don't want any that offer me a minimum of so many dollars to be able to open it.. How do I apply for Medicare? As I am from the UK- does this entitle me for free health care.. Would this mean I don't need to get travel insurance that covers me for health care? Do I need to get it still to protect my belongings etc as I will be bringing my iPad/Go Pro... Sorry for the long long post but I really need some advice on it all - many many thanks in advance and safe travels Alix
  4. Hello all! Does anybody know if you can gain permanent residency off a working holiday visa? I know you have to work 3 months on the land in order to extent the visa for two years and you are able to work only 6 months for each employer, but are you able to get sponsored by that employer and then move to a temporary work skilled visa (457)? My job is currently on the CSOL list but I'm only needed in the Northern Territory (I don't really understand this as after looking on seek there are only 25 jobs needed in Darwin in comparison to 1200 in Sydney, 400 in Brisbane and so on). Could I work in a larger city if I find an employer to sponsor me rather than the state sponsorship? Next issue, what are the possibilities for a person on a working holiday visa to get a job in an office such as a property manager? Thanks for reading!!
  5. roberthughes1987

    Moving my UK based Business to Australia

    Hey everyone! In September 2015 I'm moving from the UK over to Sydney for 1 year to experience the country, but also to expand our UK based Digital Marketing Agency in Australia. Currently we run everything in the UK, with several online stores and many UK based clients whom we work for. My question is whether there's any restrictions to setup a Business in Australia, seeing as I'm on a 1 year working Visa. Also whether there are any extra difficulties when compared with setting up a Ltd company in the UK, or if you have any helpful advice. Primarily our business is B2B, but we also have several consumer based products we wish to launch in Australia. Appreciate any advice or guidance!
  6. Michelle1145

    WWofing

    Hi guys. If you have done wwofing in a part of Australia that is on the accepted postcode list to qualify for you second year visa does your wwoofing host need to have a wwoofing host number? Or is ABN enough. Will my visa be accepted with just the farmers ABN number? Thank you, any help is appreciated
  7. Hi all, I am an electrician with 5 years experience in the power station industry (including 4 year apprenticeship program). I am thinking of applying for the one year working holiday visa for Australia, as I have heard of very good opportunities out there in the mines for electricians. What are the steps/processes I need to start to get the ball rolling? Some of my qualifications are; NVQ level 3 in electrical engineering technology maintenance HNC level 4 in Engineering City and Guilds level 3 wiring regs BS 7671 (2382) City and Guilds level 2 medium risk confined spaces Could anyone tell me what category of electrician I would be in Aus? Also would I still have to carry out the skills assessment for the working holiday visa? Thanks Jim
  8. I'd love to find someone and a group, who wants to go to Australia on a 12 month working holiday visa! I'm determined to do it, but find it a little daunting and it would be lovely to have a group or just a friend who wants to do the same and who I can get to know and be buddies with on this journey! I haven't made any solid plans, havent booked anything at all, but I'd love to do this and like I say, it would be fab to have a buddy or two to come along on this journey with me! If anybody wants to chat with me, let me know! My facebook and Skype details are also on my bio!
  9. I'm 18 years old and I went to Australia for a month on holiday in November 2013! Ever since I was 8 years old, I've loved Australia, I've always watched Neighbours and Home and Away, the aussie soaps and its been my dream to go live and work there! So basically, since I'm due to finish college either this year or next year, I've always planned after college to go to Australia on a 12 month working holiday visa! I'm excited but very nervous cause I'll be doing it on my own and I feel a bit panicky about how much there is to think about, for instance, setting up an aussie bank account, getting a tax number, accomodation and just in general being on my own! I do have family on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and if living with them wasnt an option, which I don't think it will be, what could I do for accomodation? I'm nervous about hostels as I can be shy at times and find meeting new people sometimes daunting! I really want to do this and must not quit on my dream, its just a bit scary, and I hope somebody on here can help! I also don't really wanna do the whole back packer thing where all you have with you is a back pack, I'd rather take a suitcase, get a job and live and work in Aus like I already do in the UK! If anyone has any advice at all, please help! I want to do this, but feel a bit panicked!
  10. Hey all, I've just moved over to Aus on the Working Holiday visa. I'm applying for permanent jobs, and have been told by one interviewer that I could offer to pay for my own sponsorship. Two questions: How much would it cost me to pay for my own sponsorship? What does a company need to do/have in order to be eligible to sponsor an employee? Any links to the relevant info on the net would be brilliant! Thanks in advance, Fi
  11. Hiya, I'm Francesca, a 20 year old female, moving to Aus on my own at the beginning of September to Cairns - looking to travel for the year, probably starting down the East Coast! Has anyone else got similar plans?
  12. Hi Guys, I have been on a whv for 1 year on Sunday and need to extend as I am getting sponsored by John Hughes through Westralian Auto Finance as a finance broker which I have been doing for the last 12 months through his other businesses. I am about to apply for a 600 tourist visa and will NOT be working whilst on it, I just need more time in order to get the 457 sorted. I have 2 questions: 1. Would my 600 tourist visa be declined straight off due to my reasoning? 2. If it is declined and I have been issued a bridging visa would I be given a certain amount of time to leave Australia? I am just trying to ensure I have dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's in worst case scenario! I am in Perth any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  13. [h=2]Hello fellow Aussie lovers![/h]I am still new here but I thought I would share my welcome post here and get a topic going on something I feel pretty strongly about. I know some people do not know whether the WHV is worth doing or whether they should just have a holiday. Well I think it really is worth doing. I mean, apart from a splash of cash, what do you really have to lose? Better to come out here able to stay for a whole year and decide to only do a couple of weeks than to come out for a couple of weeks and never want to leave! Below is a little snippet of my story. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about my experience. Sorry if this is a duplicate as you have read my welcome post, but if not then enjoy! I have been in Australia on a WHV since 27th December 2012. I love every minute of the experience and intend to keep living this dream for the rest of my life. I now have an Aussie boyfriend so I will be applying for a partner visa before the end of my second year WHV. I found getting my second year visa really easy. I spent three and a half months working on a stud farm in Upper Lansdowne, NSW. It was fantastic and I really enjoyed the experience. I am a very outdoorsy person but prior to coming to Australia I spent three years working as a PA and event planner so it was certainly a change to not be in an office! I worked long days, around 6am-11pm and did it all for free, just doing some babysitting for pocket money, but I loved it all. I was a real part of the family and even long after leaving, I still keep in good touch with the family I lived with. I had no previous experience with horses either, and I was the only farmhand and single handedly ran the place a lot! We had 30 horses, 40 organic beef cattle, lots of chickens, three cats and a dog. There were also the two children that I helped take care of around the farming for my pocket money, so it really was an incredible learning experience and I really felt like I had given a lot back to the country for the amazing experiences it continues to provide me with. I also really felt that I had earned my second year visa. It was nice to feel like I deserved it so much! So now I am temping with a local council and saving to make a life with my boyfriend. We have been seeing each other since I arrived here and officially became a couple in September 2013, so this September we can apply for the partner visa and I will be able to stay. I stayed with him and his family a lot before and during my farming, then moved in properly mid-July 2013 and have been living there and working in the area ever since. I am a little concerned about the partner visa application, but we are building up a good bundle of evidence so we shouldn’t encounter too many problems, I am hoping. I joined here for advice (both giving and receiving) and just a general feel for a community in a similar position, to talk about all the awesome aspects of this wonderful country. And to say that if you have ever tried to call IMMI…my gosh! I called four times and each time waited for half an hour before giving up. I finally got through 15 minutes into the fifth attempt. I was just trying to find the answer to a question regarding exact work limitations as the VEVO documents are so vague. Got there in the end though, and I will hold that woman to her answer! Anyway, that’s a little about my experience here. I continue to explore the place by regular long drives, walks and camping trips with my boyfriend and just keep falling further and further in love with the country. I know this is where I want to be. I look forward to meeting lots of you and finding out about all of your experiences. Feel free to chuck any questions my way. Hattie.
  14. Hi everyone, I'm in a pretty unusual situation here. Basically I was on my first working holiday visa and met my partner on November 27th 2013, meaning we have been together only nearly four months. I had arranged to do my regional work beginning in January so that I could stay another year and allow things to develop with us at a normal rate, but on 2nd January I was a passenger in a car crash and broke my neck. My partner and I had only been together 5 weeks at the time, but things had been serious from the start and he flew straight to be with me and has supported me ever since (I've been living with him rent-free but am not on the tenancy agreement). My problem is that because of my injury I have been unable to do my regional work (I was in hospital for 3 weeks, and am now in a hefty halo brace with pending spinal surgery), and as such my visa will expire on 25th May. I am completely confused as to what to do about visas now, as a medical treatment visa (602) wouldn't give me the right to work and I am almost out of money. My partner says he will support me, but he is just about to buy an apartment for us to move into and I think it will be a stretch financially for him. On the medical visa application form there is a section where you can state your case in applying for the right to work - does anyone have any experience of this right having been granted? I'm not sure how best to outline my case. And I'm not even sure whether applying for a medical treatment visa is the best thing to do - in these circumstances would it be best to apply for a de facto visa and hope for the best? The cold hard facts of our relationship are as follows: Together 4 months Living together since 18th January (2 months) Have a joint bank account Evidence of him having spent a week with me in hospital, hired a car, paid for things I needed He is buying an apartment where we will both live His family are very supportive of our relationship (mother is a Justice of the Peace) He will support me financially Holiday plans for the future (tickets booked to see my parents in the UK in December) The issue with a medical visa is that A. it might not last much longer than my existing visa, and then I'd just be left with the option of a tourist visa. Also probably worth mentioning that I am going through the process of a CTP claim which will cover all my medical costs and loss of earnings. Thanks in advance for your help - any input would be gratefully received!
  15. Hi, thanks for reading! I am a british student on a Working Holiday Visa In Australia. I have been with my partner who is Australian and full Australian citizen for 10 months now but we have only lived together for two months and I have just found out I am pregnant two months into my Working Holiday Visa & im stuck on what to do. I am fully aware that I wont recieve any marernity pay or anything like that, and I have found online that I am able to recieve Medicare pregnancy and birth healthcare due to the Reciprocal health scheme between the Uk and Australia. I know that with my child I would be allowed to stay until its born and then I would be asked to leave as soon as a baby passport was available. I was just wondering if there is any change to what I have mentioned because the childs father is an Australian Citizen? Also if an option was to apply for a partner visa, would I be able to apply for a Partner Visa when we have only lived together for two months? As the visa states that you must live together for 12 months? Any advice/options would be appreciated
  16. leggyblondebird

    Hello from a Forum Newbie with a WHV!

    Hi all! I have been in Australia on a WHV since 27th December 2012. I love every minute of the experience and intend to keep living this dream for the rest of my life. I now have an Aussie boyfriend so I will be applying for a partner visa before the end of my second year WHV. I found getting my second year visa really easy. I spent three and a half months working on a stud farm in Upper Lansdowne, NSW. It was fantastic and I really enjoyed the experience. I am a very outdoorsy person but prior to coming to Australia I spent three years working as a PA and event planner so it was certainly a change to not be in an office! I worked long days, around 6am-11pm and did it all for free, just doing some babysitting for pocket money, but I loved it all. I was a real part of the family and even long after leaving, I still keep in good touch with the family I lived with. I had no previous experience with horses either, and I was the only farmhand and single handedly ran the place a lot! We had 30 horses, 40 organic beef cattle, lots of chickens, three cats and a dog. There were also the two children that I helped take care of around the farming for my pocket money, so it really was an incredible learning experience and I really felt like I had given a lot back to the country for the amazing experiences it continues to provide me with. I also really felt that I had earned my second year visa. It was nice to feel like I deserved it so much! So now I am temping with a local council and saving to make a life with my boyfriend. We have been seeing each other since I arrived here and officially became a couple in September 2013, so this September we can apply for the partner visa and I will be able to stay. I stayed with him and his family a lot before and during my farming, then moved in properly mid-July 2013 and have been living there and working in the area ever since. I am a little concerned about the partner visa application, but we are building up a good bundle of evidence so we shouldn’t encounter too many problems, I am hoping. I joined here for advice (both giving and receiving) and just a general feel for a community in a similar position, to talk about all the awesome aspects of this wonderful country. And to say that if you have ever tried to call IMMI…my gosh! I called four times and each time waited for half an hour before giving up. I finally got through 15 minutes into the fifth attempt. I was just trying to find the answer to a question regarding exact work limitations as the VEVO documents are so vague. Got there in the end though, and I will hold that woman to her answer! Anyway, that’s a little about my experience here. I continue to explore the place by regular long drives, walks and camping trips with my boyfriend and just keep falling further and further in love with the country. I know this is where I want to be. I look forward to meeting lots of you and finding out about all of your experiences. Hattie.
  17. If you got to Australia on a working holiday visa, is there any way of training in a certain job when you get to Australia to get experience and skills to get a skilled job to then get sponsored? or is that impossible and would it be too hard to find those jobs when you're on a working holiday visa? I want to go to move to Australia from the UK and I don't want to marry an Australia either as I'll be going to Australia with my girlfriend from the UK. I've only got experience in call centre and admin work and my girlfriend only has experience in being a support worker so we don't really qualify .. any help?
  18. qwe

    working holiday visa

    hiya I'm wanting to move to australia in January 2015 from the UK, I'm going to apply for a working holiday visa and I'm going to complete the three months regional work so that I can apply for the 2nd working holiday visa.. but I'm just wondering what can you do after that to extend your stay? I know you can get sponsored but can you only get sponsored if you're in a skilled job? as I don't really qualify under any of the jobs listed under the skilled jobs .. just wanting a bit of advise, thanks
  19. Hello all, I have been in Australia for 7 months on a WHV as my partner and I collect evidence of our relationship. (We have been together for 3.5 yrs, but don't have evidence of the fact that we were living together for 2 yrs as it was in China which meant no bills together, no joint accounts, and relatively informal rental contract.) So, I plan to apply for a De Facto Spouse Visa in April or May once we have a whole bunch of documentation collected. My understanding is that once I apply for the partner visa I will automatically get a bridging visa. My questions are: 1) Does anyone know if the bridging visa includes is a 6 month working restriction, similar to the restriction for WHV? (ie only being able to work for the same employer for max 6 months) 2) Does anyone know if I am able to immediately transfer to a bridging visa once I have filed for a partner visa or if I have to wait until my WHV expires? (If there is no working restriction I would like to immediately move to bridging visa as working restriction is tough to work with -- don't want to wait, unemployed, for those extra few months.) 3) Would love to hear about people's experiences on how long the partner visa took to process. Is it much much easier if you are married? (ie do you need less documentation?) Many many thanks in advance! Ange
  20. Hi Poms in Oz! I'm excited to be moving to Melbourne next week on a 12-month working holiday visa... However, I'm a bit confused as to what kind of insurance I'd need when I go out there. I've been told I'd need an annual policy, however have found that a lot of these limit trips to 31 consecutive days three times a year. I've spoken to one person who said that she was landed in serious debt when she was living out there and broke her arm, because she didn't buy insurance before she went out. Can anyone help? Thanks! Fi
  21. Hi, I am travelling to Brisbane on 22nd March from Scotland on a years working holiday visa. I am looking to get into work pretty quickly, and i've been having a look myself at the moment. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on where is best to look for jobs in rural areas, or farm work/fruit picking, and can jobs like this be secured before I arrive? I will be staying in a hostel in Brisbane for a week or so, whilst looking for a job, then will obviously be willing to travel in order to find work. Any help/advice will be appreciated, Thanks
  22. francescad

    Cairns to start??

    Hi, I am planning my year on my working holiday visa, and I was wondering where the best cities are to get jobs from people who've done it or know about it. I've heard melbourne and sydney are the best however I was wondering about cairns as my starting place? Any information on anything regarding this would be much much appreciated!!
  23. Hello, my boyfriend and I (26 and 22 years old) just got to Oz from the USA on working holiday visa. We love it so much and don't want to have to go back home but unfortunately we don't have any qualifying work experience as we just graduated university (bachelors) in August. Also, our majors don't seem to be very helpful in qualifying us for in demand jobs (he studied Political Science and I studied Philosophy with a minor in urban and regional studies). I did work all through school part time and have had a real estate license in California for 4 years and worked as a property manager assistant and real estate assistant. I also have an associates degree in accounting but no relevant work exp besides basic property accounting. Anyway... we are really hoping one of us can find a job sponsor and are willing to do any necessary course and prep work. I'd prefer to work in property since i've already got some experience and understanding but am basically willing to do any sort of labor or training that could secure sponsorship. Boyfriend is interested in construction management but also willing to do anything. Any feedback is very much appreciated. As we are from the USA we can't get a 2nd year WHV and are trying to get all this sorted out ASAP so we can start with any training courses we might need. We can barely sleep at night we are so worried about if any of this will work out or if we will just have to go back home to get work experience and then try to come back! Thank you PomInOz members!!
  24. Hello All, Don't know if this is the correct place to ask questions, but here it goes. I have figured all about the visa and accommodation in Australia on Working Holiday Visa, but from what i have been reading is that, employment is normally at bars, restaurants or at farms(unless i want a 2nd WHV). Do Web designer / Developer / IT Manager stand any chance of landing on a decent job? By that i mean is those listed on http://www.jobsearch.gov.au or at seek.com.au with 50-60$ per hour. And also can i do freelance in Australia? I have 4 Years work experience in which 2 years of freelance. A decent portfolio with some 29 website built and tried couple basic Android & IOS apps. Holding a Bachelor's degree from Oxford Brookes university. Do let me know please
  25. If you have a 417 (WORKING HOLIDAY) visa or are interested in finding a company to sponsor please get in touch - carlyh@inspire-health.com.au I have several companies willing to employ Physios from the UK on a Locum or permanent basis. One urgent role in Melbourne, one in Biloela (QLD) which provide accommodation as does one in Narrabri (NSW) - they provide a 2bed flat plus will sponsor!). A role in Western Sydney for a Sports / MSK physio if you are on a working holiday....
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