1. Janie
    August 19, 2020 @ 8:10 am


    I worked as a full time employee for 3 months so i would count 7 days worked days per week?

    the other 3 months i was casual 3-7 days per week, would I then only count the hours worked?

    Am I right to say to count a full day of work would be 7.6 hours per day based on 38 hours per week?

    For example if 1 week I worked 32 hours, 32/7.6=4.2 days. Does the decimal matters?

    Thank you


    • Julian
      August 19, 2020 @ 8:19 am

      Hi Janie,

      thanks for the comment.
      In most industries if you worked 38hours a week you can count the whole week (7days).

      For casual you simply count the hours per week and see how many days of fulltime that would be. Decimals don’t matter, so just skip the 0,2days for your counting.
      Then it should be alright.

      Safe travels,



      • Janie
        August 19, 2020 @ 8:37 am

        Thanks Julian for your fast reply,

        So if I work more than 38 hours per week I still only count it as 7 days? Or can the extra hours count towards the shorter weeks?

        I’m working towards the 179 days of specified work and I don’t want to miss out or miscalculate any hours/days


        • Julian
          August 20, 2020 @ 12:29 am

          Hi Janie,

          yes you can’t carry over additional hours. So the maximum you can count for a weeks is 7 days.
          There is no option to take additional hours into the next week to fill up missing hours there.

          Cheers Julian


      • alan
        May 10, 2021 @ 11:24 am

        I am considering doing 6 months regional work through my current employer in Sydney for my third working holiday visa.

        I have been working as a carpenter on the construction of a new hospital in Maitland (postcode 2576) while this is not on the regional work list it is on the bushfire affected areas list and I am also starting work tomorrow in Cronulla, working on a new apartment block (postcode 2230) again not on regional list but is on bushfire affected areas list?

        Would this type of work in these areas count towards my 6 months to gain a third working holiday visa?

        Any help you can give would be much appreciated

        Thanks very much,


        • Julian
          May 11, 2021 @ 10:45 am

          Hi Alan,
          thanks for the comment.

          Depending on your working holiday visa (subclass 417 or subclass 462) it will most likely count.
          This is an example from the possible bushfire recovery work that you can do with 417:
          Bushfire recovery work

          construction, farming, or any other work in association with recovery or restitution of land, property, farm animals or wildlife
          support services or assistance to people living, working or volunteering in the affected areas.

          Examples of eligible specified work in bushfire recovery:

          re-building fences destroyed in a bushfire affected community
          caring for wildlife in a bushfire affected community
          support work for volunteer organisations assisting victims of bushfires
          demolition of buildings, trench digging, land clearing and earth moving
          residential and non-residential construction or renovation/repair, including of roads, footpaths, bridges, parking lots, fencing, railways, dams, irrigation systems, sewage and storm water drainage systems

          So from what you say, I’d say it counts. However as circumstances can change, this is just my oppinion.

          Enjoy Australia 🙂


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