New Visa And Refunds Available To Working Holiday Makers

27th January, 2022

Key Takeaways

  • Working Holiday Makers [WHMs] who are offshore and who were unable to come to Australia or had to leave early because of COVID-19 will be able to apply for a replacement visa with nil Visa Application Charge [VAC].
  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2022, holders and former holders of a COVID-19 affected WHM visa will be able to make a nil VAC WHM application online.
  • Your COVID-19 effected visa WILL NOT count towards your days spent in Australia.
  • Visa Application Charge [VAC] refund requests must be made before 31 December 2022.
  • In addition, WHM visa holders who come to Australia in the next 12 weeks are eligible to claim a refund of the cost of their visa. 

For information about offshore nil VAC applications and VAC refund eligibility, see Refunds and waivers of Visa Application Charges.

For more information about nil VAC WHM applications, see Offshore nil Visa Application Charge (VAC) WHM applications​​.