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Australia opens Work and Holiday program to Brazil

Matt Paff
Sep 1, 2022

The Australian Immigration Minister announced the addition of Brazil to the Australian Working Holiday Maker program.

Young people from Brazil will be able to work, study and holiday in Australia under a new memorandum of understanding for a reciprocal Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement signed today.
Commencing on 1 July 2022, the arrangement will allow up to 500 young Brazilians aged between 18 and 30 to stay in Australia each year, for a 12-month holiday during which they can undertake short-term work and study.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke said the visa arrangement is an important step in strengthening the positive relationship between Australia and Brazil, with Brazilians forming the largest migrant group in Australia from Latin America.
Australia has seen rapid growth in migration from Brazil in the past 20 years, with an estimated 46,450 Brazilian-born residents in 2018 – an increase of over 800 per cent since 2001.

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