The age limit for Irish people seeking an Australian visa has finally been raised
The age limit for Irish people seeking an Australian visa has finally been raised from 30 to 35.
Irish citizens up to the age of 35 are now eligible to take part in the Working Holiday Programme between the two countries.
This news comes following an agreement between Tanaiste Simon Coveney and Australian Immigration Minister David Coleman.
The new age limit will come into effect as of Novemeber 1st, 2018.
Simon Coveney said the purpose of the change in age was to “promote cultural exchange.”
“From 1 November 2018, the age limit for Irish and Australian citizens wishing to avail of the Working Holiday Programme will increase by five years, to 35 years of age."
"The purpose of this programme is to promote cultural exchange and strengthen people-to-people links by creating opportunities for young people to travel."
“This extension of the eligible age not only allows a more diverse group of people to avail of this scheme, but also helps to strengthen those links between our two countries even further.”
This is great news for anyone looking to get an Australian visa.