A complete guide to YOUR working holiday visa in Australia

I am so happy to be finally sharing this content with you guys.

I get content requests for information on Australian working holiday visas all the time, but as I haven’t actually done one myself (yet) – I haven’t wanted to inaccurately blab about a topic I’m not an expert in.

This is where my good friend and Australian working holiday visa queen, Christianne from Backpacking Bananas, came to our rescue.

A complete guide to YOUR working holiday visa in Australia | Where's Mollie? A travel and adventure lifestyle blog

Curious about the visa myself, I sat Christianne down a month or so ago and picked her brains with all the questions I had and all the questions you often ask me.

The result?

Your guide to an Australian working holiday visa…

It’s pretty long video sitting at 22 minutes but it’s a juicy one filled with so much knowledge and all the tips…

Incase there’s a certain piece of information that you are looking for and, well, you just cannot be bothered to watch the whole video. Don’t you worry – I got you!

Here’s a break down of what we cover in the guide and the time at which you can locate that piece of information…

Initial steps…

00:34 I want work in Australia. What do I do first?

01:23 The application process…

Once your visa has been accepted…

02:54 Book your flight

Arriving in Australia…

03:00 Requirements upon arrival

03:53 Setting up a bank account

05:03 A little on ‘getting sponsored’

05:37 What kind of jobs can people expect to be doing on a working holiday visa?

Finding work…

07:23 Recruitment agencies

08:10 Hostel noticeboards

08:54 Securing a job

10:22 Getting an Australian sim card

10.54 ‘Would you recommend sorting a job before you arrive in Australia?’

12.14 Second year visas

12:40 Completing your rural work

13:33 ‘What kind of jobs can you expect to do for rural work?’

14:22 ‘How do you go about finding rural work?’

Top tips…

15:39 Advice for anyone looking to do their Australian working holiday visa…

17:33 ‘Is there anything you know now about working holidays in Australia that you wish you had known before?

17.54 Companies that will help you with the whole process

20:08 ‘If you could choose between Australia and New Zealand to work, which would you choose?’


Be sure to check out the other videos Christianne and I have done together…

The big solo travel chat…

A beginners guide to hostels…

If I could plan my gap year again, how would I do it?


Have you done a working holiday visa in Australia?

What did you think? Do you have any tips? I’d love to know! ?

Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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