New requirements for 2nd Working Holiday Visa

New requirements for Working Holiday visa holders

From 31 August 2015, all applicants for a second Working Holiday Visa must provide pay slips as evidence of the appropriate remuneration required these subsequent visa applications.

This will help the Department ensure that work undertaken by WHV holders is performed in accordance with workplace law. All Australian employers are legally required to provide their employees with pay slips.

Work performed before this commencement date will not require pay slip evidence.

Electronic copies of applicants pay slips can be uploaded as attachments to their online second WHV application, or hard copies can be provided with their paper application.

Pay slips need to show that the participant’s specified work was paid work and that the pay was in accord with the basic pay entitlements employees should receive when working in Australia. Australian rates of pay can be found on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
Voluntary work will not be accepted for this purpose.