The Immigration Department is now considering changes of Working Holiday Visa programs. A few issues has been discussed.
One of the major change regarding Working Holiday Visa program is Visa Application Charge reduction. From 1 January 2017, the Visa Application Charge for a Working Holiday Visa will be reduced from $440 to $390. Saving applicants $50 AUD.
The Government is considering options for expanding the upper age of eligibility from 30 to 35 years, including timeframes, legislative requirements and engagement with partner countries. Reciprocity of arrangements for Australian citizens remains a key feature of the programme. The current age of eligibility (18 to 30) will remain in place for the time being.