Australian Work & Holiday Visa

The Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462) is for young people from Indonesia who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries.

WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR A WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA?

The Work and Holiday visa is for tertiary-educated people, aged 18 to 30, who want to travel and work for up to 12 months in Australia. This visa allows you to supplement the cost of your holiday through periods of temporary or casual employment. You can generally only work six months with one employer.

DO I NEED A LETTER OF SUPPORT?

Yes. In Indonesia, you need a letter of government support from The Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration.

Contact details (Imigrasi):

Direktorat Lintas Batas dan Kerjasama Luar Negeri
Desk Work and Holiday Visa
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav 8-9 Lt. 4
Jakarta Selatan – 12940
Phone: 021- 4955 3330, Fax: 021- 522 5033
Email: workandholiday@imigrasi.go.id
Website: http://www.imigrasi.go.id

  • AFIF NURWILIANTO
  • NOVI EKA FITRIA
  • TEGUH SISWAJI

Please be aware that the letter of support does not guarantee that you will get a visa. However, it is still required as part of your application.

CHECKLIST (DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION)

  • Application form (Form 1208) (Check that this is fully completed and signed)
  • The visa application fee
  • Certified copy of passport (biodata page, amendment page and visa/stamp pages on their passport), valid for at least 12 months and any previous passports held
  • Ensure you are between 18 and 30 (on the day that the application is received at the Immigration Section)
  • One recent passport-sized photo
  • A letter of Government Support (details above)
  • Evidence that you have access to enough money to support yourself -generally at least $5,000 AUD to support the initial stage of your holiday. This amount will vary depending on whether you can show a return or onward ticket, your proposed length of stay and the extent of your travel. The evidence you can provide is a certified copy of a bank statement
  • Evidence that you have tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study
  • Evidence that you have good English which is assessed as at least “functional” on a language test.
  • Undertake a chest x-ray examination at our Panel Radiologist. They will forward your result to the Immigration Section

HOW DO I PAY THE APPLICATION FEE?

Payments at the Australian Visa Application Centre can be made by cash, or bank cheque. You can only pay with Indonesian Rupiah – this is an Australian Government requirement.

Bank CHEQUE or GIRO is addressed to:
AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY JAKARTA INDONESIA
PT Bank ANZ Indonesia
08 2222 10001

Please include the clearing fee in IDR CASH only for each Bank CHEQUE or GIRO.
Bank CHEQUE and GIRO from Jakarta costs IDR 5,000
Bank CHEQUE and GIRO from outside Jakarta costs IDR 50,000

The payment for an application received at the Australian embassy directly must be in cash only.

Alternatively, a friend or relative in Australia may pay the Australian dollar application fee at any Immigration Office in Australia. They will forward the receipt to you, which you can then attach to your application as evidence of the payment of the application fee.

HOW (WHERE) DO I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

1) At the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC)

The Immigration Section has an agreement with VFS Global to provide Australian visa collection services in Indonesia through the AVAC. Although applications are submitted at the AVAC, visa decisions are only made by immigration staff at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta or the Australian Consulate General in Bali.

When submitting your application with the AVAC, no appointment is required, staff can verify photocopies of documents, you can receive basic visa information from the AVAC staff, they have a tracking service for your passport, have longer opening hours, parking facilities, close proximity to public transport, and a courier option if you live outside of Jakarta. A fee is charged by the AVAC for their services. For information on their fee, see: www.vfs-au-id.com.

The AVAC address and contact details in Jakarta, are:

Kuningan City 2nd Floor No L2-19
Jl Prof Dr Satrio Kav C18, Setiabudi
Kuningan, Jakarta 12940

The AVAC address and contact details in Bali, are:

Australian Visa Application Centre
Benoa Square 3rd floor No. 7-9.3/A
Jl. Bypass I Gusti Ngurah Rai No. 21 A, Kedonganan, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Application opening hours: 830am to 4pm – Monday to Friday
Website: www.vfs-au-id.com
Telephone: +62 21 3041 8700
Email: info.avacjakarta@vfshelpline.com

2) Using an agent

You may use also use a registered migration agent, travel agent or student education agent who can submit your visa application for you.

3) Citizenship and Declaratory visa applicants

Citizenship and Declaratory visa applications can be submitted directly at the Immigration Section by post, or in person (email the embassy to make an appointment).

4) Postal and courier mail

If you are sending your application by post or courier, your application should:
• clearly state your full name, KTP number, and contact details
• include a pre-paid return envelope / return-courier advice
• be in a sealed envelope, and be clearly addressed to:
             Australian Embassy (Immigration Section)
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C15-16
Jakarta Selatan 12940
Note that courier delivery hours are on weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

Please note that sending the application by registered mail is NOT recommended. Sending applications by courier is preferable.

Information sourced from Australian Embassy, Indonesia.

Last Updated 3rd April 2017.