Perceptions of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program 2019–2020

This report highlights perceptions of the program in facilitating work and travel opportunities.

Date published
1 July 2021
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The Australia experience

The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program allows young adults from selected countries to visit Australia for an initial 12-month holiday. They can do short-term work and study in this time.

This report highlights working holiday makers’ and employers’ perceptions of the program in facilitating work and travel opportunities.

Publication summary

Key insights from the report include:

Working holiday participants strongly endorsed the WHM program. Almost 95% indicated they would recommend the program to others.

Participants were satisfied or very satisfied in over 70% of the jobs they worked in. This includes in hospitality and tourism.

Working holiday makers often go to:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria.

Employers considered working holiday makers extremely important for their businesses.

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