26 February 2020
Working Holiday Makers and Bushfire Recovery
The Government has announced new policy to allow working holiday makers to work for up to 12 months with any one employer, if the work is related to bushfire recovery.
This is designed to support farmers, regional businesses and charitable organisations in fire-affected communities. It will enable working holiday makers who have undertaken paid and volunteer disaster recovery work in declared areas to count this work towards the “specified work” needed to apply for a second and third year 417 or 462 visas.
This change is not unprecedented, as similar arrangements were put in place following Cyclone Debbie in 2017.
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