Working holiday visas available for Vietnam

The Federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that a mutual work and holiday visa arrangement, Work and Holiday Visa (462, between Australia and Vietnam commenced today.

The arrangement enables vietnamese nationals aged between 18 and 30 to apply to stay in Australia for a year to undertake short-term work. The Work and Holiday visa (462) is commonly referred to as a “backpacker visa” and is often held by non-citizens performing seasonal and temporary work, including in the wine industry.

If a holder of a Work and Holiday visa (462) is performing work they are subject to the so called “backpacker tax” of 15% from the first dollar earned up to $37,000, with ordinary marginal tax rates applying thereafter. For further information visit the ATO’s dedicated website with information on the “backpacker tax”.