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The most recent news and developments from the backpacker and youth tourism sectors. All the information, guidance, and suggestions you need to keep up to date.

KEEP UP TO DATE

The most recent news and developments from the backpacker and youth tourism sectors. All the information, guidance, and suggestions you need to keep up to date.

  • Working Holiday Maker report to 30 June 2023

    The latest Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa report has just been published covering the 12 months to 30 June 2023 (the first full year of open borders since 2019). The program appears to have responded strongly, returning to pre-pandemic levels. As at 30 June 2023, a total of 137,391 WHM ... Read more>

  • Are the backpackers back? Home Affairs data suggests holiday visas at pre-pandemic levels.

    Original article: ABC News Backpackers are "flooding back" to Australian shores, with the number of holiday visa applications returning to pre-pandemic levels, new data suggests. They're integral to Australia's tourism and agriculture industries, but backpacker numbers dropped with travel restrictions during COVID-19. Department of Home Affairs data shows more than ... Read more>

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