New Western Australian postcodes for the Working Holiday visa

Australia’s Working Holiday visa (‘WHV’) allows for applicants between the ages of 18 and 30, who hold an eligible passport, to be able to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, and work and study in Australia during this time (subject to some restrictions).

To be eligible for a second further 12-month WHV, applicants need to provide evidence of working regionally doing ‘specified work’  for 3 months (88 days). Specified work can include working on a farm, mine or in the construction industry or in fishing and pearling.

Three new WA postcodes have been added to the list of postcodes considered ‘regional Australia’ for the purposes of this 3-month specified work –

  • 6055 which includes Caversham, Guildford, Hazelmere, Henley Brook and West Swan;
  • 6056 which includes Bellevue, Helena Valley, Herne Hill, Middle Swan, Midland, Midvale, Red Hill and Swan View;
  • 6069 which includes Brigadoon, Ellenbrook, The Vines and Upper Swan.

These postcodes are within an hour’s drive of the Perth CBD, providing for easy access to Perth attractions.

Contact Putt Legal for further information on the Working Holiday Visa and your options for staying in Australia.