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Mattpearce

Advice Needed! WHV

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Hi, wondering if someone can help me at all if possible. 

I was in Australia for 8 months from 2016-2017 on a WHV and travelled for some time before I settled down in Melbourne. I didn’t complete my 88 days as I came home for a family emergency so missed that boat. 

My question is my girlfriend and I are looking to complete some time (up to a year) in Australia, she can apply for her normal WHV as she has never been. Could anyone please advise the best root for me to go down at all if possible to be able to stay in Melbourne for up to a year? I know there are sponsorship routes but I don’t know if I can commit to that long just yet. 

Thanks 😀

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1 hour ago, Mattpearce said:

Hi, wondering if someone can help me at all if possible. 

I was in Australia for 8 months from 2016-2017 on a WHV and travelled for some time before I settled down in Melbourne. I didn’t complete my 88 days as I came home for a family emergency so missed that boat. 

My question is my girlfriend and I are looking to complete some time (up to a year) in Australia, she can apply for her normal WHV as she has never been. Could anyone please advise the best root for me to go down at all if possible to be able to stay in Melbourne for up to a year? I know there are sponsorship routes but I don’t know if I can commit to that long just yet. 

Thanks 😀

Maybe a 600 tourist visa but you'd need to step out of the country every 3 months I think.


309/100 lodged 03.02.2017 - Meds/UK Police requested 10.02.17 - AFP requested 04.03.2017 - Health Clearance 05.04.17 - AFP uploaded 26.04.17 - 100 Granted 02.05.2017 - arrived Melbourne 16.06.2017 and now living our dream!!

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4 hours ago, Mattpearce said:

my girlfriend and I are looking to complete some time (up to a year) in Australia, she can apply for her normal WHV as she has never been. Could anyone please advise the best root for me to go down at all if possible to be able to stay in Melbourne for up to a year? I know there are sponsorship routes but I don’t know if I can commit to that long just yet. 

Thanks 😀

There are no other visas that let you work in Australia unless you can get a sponsored visa (the 482 visa which is for 2 or 4 years).   To be realistic, just because you take a sponsored job for 2 years, you're not manacled to the job.  If you want to give notice and go home after a year, you can (though you may have to reimburse some costs). 

However you'd need to look into whether your occupation is on the list of jobs eligible for sponsorship, and then you'll have the challenge of finding a sponsor - it's not easy.

If you don't need to work, then you could get tourist visas and just keep hopping over to New Zealand or Asia to apply for another one.  There's always the risk Immigration could get suspicious if you keep doing it, though.  


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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