Philippines to be added to Australia’s Work and Holiday Visa programme

During his visit to Manila on 8 September, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese signed a Strategic Partnership with President of the Philippines, HE Ferdinand R Marcos Jr.

The new Strategic Partnership establishes an enduring framework for closer cooperation with the Philippines, one of Australia’s key partners in Southeast Asia, based on a strong alignment of strategic interests.

One of the initiatives that will be implemented is a new reciprocal Work and Holiday visa for Australians and Filipinos. This means the inclusion of Filipino nationals into Australia’s Work and Holiday visa programme under the Subclass 462 visa.

The legislation is yet to be updated to reflect this initiative but we will keep our readers informed of when these changes will take effect.

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