Australian Embassy
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

Work and Holiday Visa Program

Implications of COVID-19 on visas

If you have any questions about the implications of the COVID-19 global health emergency for visa holders or applicants in Australia, we recommend that you visit the information published by the Australian Department of Home Affairs here.

Work and Holiday visa program

Do you want to travel to Australia? Are you Spanish and between 18-30 years old? 

If both answers are “yes”, then you might be interested in the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) program.

Applications for the 2019-20 intake are now open. Visit the Step by Step page to get you started on your adventure.


The program

The Work and Holiday visa arrangements with Spain now allows even more young people to explore, work and study in Australia. This is a reciprocal program, which means young Australians can also come to Spain under the same arrangements.

As of 28 December 2018, the number of places available under the Work and Holiday visa, increased to 3,400. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

If you any enquiries about the Work & Holiday visa program, please use the contact us channels available at the Department of Home Affairs website.


Mandatory online lodgement of visa applications

All applications for the Work and Holiday visa have moved to mandatory online lodgement making it faster and easier for you to lodge your application. You can do this using your ImmiAccount. Paper applications are no longer be accepted



All visa requirements and eligibility criteria remain unchanged, including the requirement of Functional English.

For a list of acceptable evidence to demonstrate that you have at least functional English, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website  and scroll down to "Have this level of English language".

Please ensure that you include this evidence when you lodge your application.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia.
The Department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or unsuccessful.