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  1. Giu
    March 8, 2023 @ 7:00 am


    I have a question about the second working holiday visa (subclass 417).
    If for example I apply for this visa after 6 months on Australian territory, does this visa activate and start as soon as it is validated (6 months for the first + 12 months for the second) or will this visa activate automatically at the end of my first WHV (total : 12 months + 12 months ) ?

    Thanks a lot.


    • Julian
      March 8, 2023 @ 10:55 pm

      Hi Giu,
      if you apply for the 2nd (same applies to the 3rd) Working Holiday Visa, then it starts after your current Working Holiday visa finishes.
      So you’ll get 12 month + 12 month (or whatever visa period you have for your citizenship).

      In our eyes, if you already know you wanna stay 2 years, apply for the next one as soon as you fullfill the requirements for it.

      Cheers Julian

      PS: This just applies if you are in Australia when applying.


  2. Sejin
    November 29, 2023 @ 4:26 pm


    I’m working in the herb factory as a packer.
    The location of the factory is in Qld, and the postcode is included.
    But in my payslips, the ABN number is different.
    Because I was hired by an agency.
    The agency’s postcode is not included, but it’s just the ‘main office’ which is not the real location of where I work. In this case, does count for my visa? (Even the actual agency’s location also included the area.)

    Your information helped me a lot. Thank you.


    • Julian
      November 29, 2023 @ 9:21 pm

      Hi Sejin,
      in that case I would speak to the agency and ask for a lett that states where you actually work and what your actual job is.

      But to be completely safe, I would call the homeaffairs hotline and ask them.

      Thanks, Julian


  3. Claire
    February 22, 2024 @ 6:04 pm


    Can I split my 88 days into two stints, if I need to leave for a family wedding halfway through (for 2 weeks)?


    • Julian
      February 23, 2024 @ 2:37 am

      Hi Claire,
      yes you can do your 88 days with as many different employers as you wish. As long as the job and postcode matches the criteria.

      Cheers, Julian


  4. Kaci
    May 5, 2024 @ 12:43 am


    Can I carry over my hours to another week if I’ve worked more than 38 hours in one week? For example, if I’ve worked 48 hours a week, can I add that extra 10 hours to a week where I’ve only worked 30?

    Thank you,



    • Julian
      May 5, 2024 @ 8:01 am

      Hi Kaci,
      unfortunately that’s just possible in very specific cases. In general you can’t carry over hours outside of the payslip period.
      So if you get paid weekly you can’t do it.

      If you get paid every fortnight and it just gives a total amount of hours for the period (so not a daily amount of hours) then you can actually calculate it in an beneficial way for you.

      Hope that helps.

      Cheers, Julian


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