Australia and Israel have announced that a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa between the two countries is currently being established.
On October 22, 2014 a memorandum of understanding was signed between Israel and Australia.
When it is brought into affect this will mean that 500 young adults from Australia will have the opportunity to holiday in each others countries.
During this time they will be able to do short term work and study.
Citizens from both countries will have to meet certain criteria requirements and be aged between 18-30 and without children.
Young Adults from Israel will also have to meet an additional criteria and must have completed either IDF Service or National Service.
The Work and Holiday visas will be valid for 1 year and will help strengthen the two nations and for young adults to learn about a new country and a different culture. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for both Countries.
Portugal also signed an agreement with Australia on the 25th September, 2014.
The agreement once implemented will allow for 200 young adults from Portugal and 200 from Australia to holiday in each others countries whilst being allowed to work and study.
Some of the restrictions will be;
Age restrictions 18 – 30
Limits on type of employment and length of employment
Sufficient funds are required to live on
Health or travel insurance unless their countries will cover them
No dependent children
Each country may have different eligibility requirements and restrictions.
The Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
Allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, work in Australia for up to six months with each employer, study for up to four months and leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.
This is a great opportunity for young adults from around the world to have a holiday, work, study and meet many new friends along the way.