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 visa holders were in Australia. The UK, France, the Republic of Ireland & Taiwan were the top four citizenship countries of Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa grants (accounting for 57% of this visa type). Indonesia, China, Argentina & the USA were the top four citizenship countries for Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa grants (accounting for 53%).
There are now 48 countries in the program, including up to 1,000 young Indians being set to come to Australia by the end of 2024. Meanwhile, Brits up to the increased age of 35 will start arriving from 1 July 2024, and will get up to three years on the visa without having to do any ‘specified’ work.
There are some key structural changes ahead with this for our sector, with the traditional ‘harvest’ work set to be less integral to their trips.

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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 visa holders were in Australia. The UK, France, the Republic of Ireland & Taiwan were the top four citizenship countries of Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa grants (accounting for 57% of this visa type). Indonesia, China, Argentina & the USA were the top four citizenship countries for Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa grants (accounting for 53%).
There are now 48 countries in the program, including up to 1,000 young Indians being set to come to Australia by the end of 2024. Meanwhile, Brits up to the increased age of 35 will start arriving from 1 July 2024, and will get up to three years on the visa without having to do any ‘specified’ work.
There are some key structural changes ahead with this for our sector, with the traditional ‘harvest’ work set to be less integral to their trips.

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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 visa holders were in Australia. The UK, France, the Republic of Ireland & Taiwan were the top four citizenship countries of Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa grants (accounting for 57% of this visa type). Indonesia, China, Argentina & the USA were the top four citizenship countries for Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa grants (accounting for 53%).
There are now 48 countries in the program, including up to 1,000 young Indians being set to come to Australia by the end of 2024. Meanwhile, Brits up to the increased age of 35 will start arriving from 1 July 2024, and will get up to three years on the visa without having to do any ‘specified’ work.
There are some key structural changes ahead with this for our sector, with the traditional ‘harvest’ work set to be less integral to their trips.

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