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Working Holiday Visa change allows backpackers to contribute to bush-fire recovery as part of working holiday

As reported by SBS, construction work in disaster zones will be added to the government’s list of specified work, allowing working holidaymakers to contribute to the recovery effort as part of their visa eligibility.

The Australian Government says “Backpackers will be encouraged to help fire-ravaged communities rebuild as part of their working holiday visa eligibility following changes announced by the Morrison government.

Construction work in disaster zones, including land clearing, rebuilding fences and homes, and demolition, will now fall under the government’s definition of specified work, which working holidaymakers have to complete if they wish to stay in Australia for a second or third year.

To be eligible for a second year-long working holiday visa, backpackers must complete three months of work in a designated area of northern or regional Australia. For a third year, they must prove an extra six months of regional work.

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And remember for both the Business and for Work Visa applicant – compliance/fairwork issues to natural justice matters. Civil, Administrative and even Criminal law issues must be addressed in making a valid visa application.

So if you run a business and wish to “sponsor” and employ a foreign nation or you, your family or anyone you know is currently on a temporary work visa and wishes to apply to extend your Working Holiday visa contact us to discuss your options. 

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