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As part of this years changes, the age limit for working holiday visas has been raised to 35. 

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On 02/07/2017 at 17:37, VERYSTORMY said:

As part of this years changes, the age limit for working holiday visas has been raised to 35. 

Has this been officially announced? On the Immi website it still shows they are considering it

Age of eligibility – Government announcement

The Government is considering options for expanding the upper age of eligibility from 30 to 35 years, including timeframes, legislative requirements and engagement with partner countries. Reciprocity of arrangements for Australian citizens remains a key feature of the programme. The current age of eligibility (18 to 30) will remain in place for the time being.

 

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Interesting, as one of our top agents posted that it had on the Perth Poms forum. I will, if you don't mind share your post with her. The Department web site can be slow to update (as can vevo which still has me on a 457, which I haven't had for 7 years and am now a citizen. 

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Yes that's fine don't mind at all. Would be great to know for sure if it's been increased or not. 

 

I did some googling and all I could find was this. So perhaps they have indeed changed legislation but not the actually age limits yet.

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The Regulations changed on the 1st of July and although the age limit was increased to "no more than 35" it does not apply to all passport holders.

A separate Ministerial Instrument applies to the visa and specifies counties of passport where the age limit is "less than 30". Interestingly this applies to most if not all counties that   can apply for the visa.

As such, the Regulation have changed to 35 , but you still have to be less than 30.


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51 minutes ago, Raul Senise said:

The Regulations changed on the 1st of July and although the age limit was increased to "no more than 35" it does not apply to all passport holders.

A separate Ministerial Instrument applies to the visa and specifies counties of passport where the age limit is "less than 30". Interestingly this applies to most if not all counties that   can apply for the visa.

As such, the Regulation have changed to 35 , but you still have to be less than 30.

Ah, no confusion there then O.o

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On ‎28‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 07:41, Raul Senise said:

The Regulations changed on the 1st of July and although the age limit was increased to "no more than 35" it does not apply to all passport holders.

A separate Ministerial Instrument applies to the visa and specifies counties of passport where the age limit is "less than 30". Interestingly this applies to most if not all counties that   can apply for the visa.

As such, the Regulation have changed to 35 , but you still have to be less than 30.

 

On ‎5‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 02:48, bella1458 said:

Has this been officially announced? On the Immi website it still shows they are considering it

Age of eligibility – Government announcement

The Government is considering options for expanding the upper age of eligibility from 30 to 35 years, including timeframes, legislative requirements and engagement with partner countries. Reciprocity of arrangements for Australian citizens remains a key feature of the programme. The current age of eligibility (18 to 30) will remain in place for the time being.

 

 

Basically the minister can now negotiate improved access on a country by country basis with this as a carrot he can give out without needing to get Parliamentary approval first.


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