Australian Embassy

Work and Holiday visa

From 15 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible Working Holiday Maker visa holders (subclasses 417 and 462) can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption​. For more information, see latest news.

The Australian government has recently announced a significant increase in the number of Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visas available to Indonesians, with up to 4,264 places this program year (1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022).

Work and Holiday program details have been agreed to between the governments of Australia and Indonesia.


Each applicant must:

  • Be between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years old (including the ages 18 and 30) at the time the visa is applied for;
  • have tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study;
  • apply in their home country (Indonesia);
  • have good English (for Indonesian applicants) - which is assessed as at least “functional” on a language test;
  • Have no dependent family members who will join them (that is, there are no husband/wife and children allowed as family members on the applicant’s visa);
  • have not had a visa of this type before;
  • have sufficient funds for their personal expenses for the first three months and evidence of sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket to Indonesia – generally this is about $5,000 AUD;
  • have good health and good character;
  • provide a letter of support from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration which states that the applicant meets these requirements.


People who are granted Work and Holiday visas must not:

  • be employed by any one employer for more than six (6) months;
  • engage in any studies or training for more than four (4) months.

Further information on Work and Holiday visas:

For further information on Work and Holiday visas for Indonesian nationals, please refer to our departmental website at: Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) First Work and Holiday visa (


Details of the work and holiday program such as the number of visas available are subject to formal discussions between the Australian and Indonesian Governments. Please check our website regularly for updates.

For further details, see the Information Checklist on our Home Affairs website.

If you are an Australian interested in applying for a Work and Holiday visa for Indonesia please see: Working holiday for Australians (