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Everything you need to know about moving to Australia

Updated: Jan 29

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Visa Application

To apply for a 417 WHV you must be aged between 18 and 35 (if you are from Ireland; age limit 30 for the UK). If you apply for the visa while you are 30/35 but turn 31/36 before your visa is granted you may still be granted the visa. You can’t have previously entered Australia on a WHV. You need to provide ‘proof of funds’ with atleast $5000 in your bank account plus the fare to where you are going in Australia. You must apply for this visa while you are outside of Australia. Generally these visas are approved quite quickly (within 3 weeks).

What you need:


Birth certificate

Marriage certificate/ Divorce certificate

Change of names document

Proof of funds ($5000 – 3055 euro)

Australia police certificate (if you have spent 12 months or more in Australia in the last 10 months since you turned 16).

An overseas police certificate (from your local Garda station, bring your passport)

Military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country

Submit all documents on and await your visa outcome.



What to pack

Insurance – Healthcare

Accomodation – short term

Flying – lounges, weight baggage

Travel on the way over

Jet lag

Cost of living


Send my bag

When you land


Phone – apps

Bank Account – transfer money

Setting up bills


Public transport

Cars and driving

Shops in Australia

Public Holidays

Making friends - Sports and Clubs, Hobbies, Community groups



Dangers (Rips, fish, crocs, spiders, snakes)

Tax/ Super Annuantion

Suncream/ UV index


Car and campervan rentals

Time zone

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