Get your working holiday visa fast!
Back in October the Australian government managed to not make that many enemies (or many new enemies rather) when they announced that the price of the Australian Working Holiday Visa would increase from AU$280 (£180) to AU$360 (£232).
Naturally, everyone involved with working holidays - from our clients through to the farmers employing them come harvest time - is disappointed with the changes, but what can you do?
The price change does not come into effect until the New Year, meaning if you're thinking about getting a Working Holiday Visa sometime in 2013, get it now and save yourself some money!
Australia's working holiday program is one of Australia, and even the world's, most popular immigration streams with thousands upon thousands of young Brits, Irish, Kiwis, French, Germans and plenty of other countries heading Down Under for a year or two they'll never forget.
That means the government stands to make a pretty penny from increasing the price and, as the governing Labour Party is so desperately trying to return its Budget to surplus within the next year, every penny will count.
Don't give them yours!
The latest you can get your Working Holiday Visa for the original price with the Australian Bureau is 6pm (GMT) on 28, December, 2012.
- Dominic Ladden-Powell is the Online Editor with the Australian Visa Bureau, an independent migration consultancy specialising in helping people lodge applications for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia.
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