On 3 September 2014, Australia and Spain announced that a new visa Accord on a Youth Mobility Programme was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries.
The arrangement, when brought into effect, will enable young adults (aged 18 – 30 years) from Spain and Australia to enjoy an extended holiday in each other’s country, during which they may undertake short term work and study. There will be 500 places on offer for each country per programme year.
The work and holiday arrangement will not commence until a start date has been agreed by both countries. This can take some time as administrative processes on both sides are finalised.
Once a commencement date has been announced, eligible young adults from Spain and Australia will be able to apply for a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462).
Department of Immigration and Border Protection