Australia opens Work and Holiday program to Brazil
In an important step in strengthening the positive relationship between Australia and Brazil, young Brazilians will be able to work, study and holiday in Australia. 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.
Signing of the Work and Holiday Maker memorandum builds on the recent ratification of the Australia-Brazil Science, Research and Technology Agreement. Since 2018 there have been over 9,000 joint research publications between Brazil and Australia. Boosting the Work and Holiday program will also provide considerable support to key industries and regional communities as part of focused efforts in Australia’s economic recovery.
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.