澳洲打工渡假近幾年已成為台灣、中國與其他國家年輕人人生旅程的選擇之一,很多人去了第一年意猶未盡想要待在澳洲第二年繼續打工渡假。

澳洲二簽 2nd visa 的限制其實一直以來需要在偏遠地區農、牧、礦產業待滿88天,但消息是在2016/11/18日以後中國持有的打工渡假簽證(462),台灣競爭力贏得過嗎?

  • 在北澳洲包括昆士蘭州西澳以北的地區,包含凱恩斯、達爾文、艾麗斯泉等等北澳地區。
  • 而工作類型從原本的固定產業 農業、林業、漁業、增至服務業、飯店業以及餐飲業都可享有集二簽資格。

等於中國持462簽證者,在北澳特定地區餐飲業、服務業可取得二簽。

至於我們台灣的打工渡假簽證417簽證則是開放:

在北澳地區同一僱主底下可開放工作限制長至12個月。

除了這些消息之外還包含了明年開始施行,影響背包客的澳洲打工渡假的政策,2017年1月1日開始生效

  • 年收1 AUD ~37000AUD 取消原本免稅額(18200澳幣以下)門檻 背包客基本稅額為19%,年收$37000澳幣以上則比照一般稅率參考網頁
  • 澳洲簽證費:澳簽費用將從$440調降$50 變為$390
  • 允許在同雇主底下工作最高12個月(原本6個月),前提是要在不同工作地點(不同農場、工廠或是分店)
  • 退休金:澳洲政府將對外國背包客的退休金課95%的稅(退休金以前大約被課稅35%~40%)2017年7月開始生效
    旅客離境稅漲5AUD ->60 AUD

原文以及官方連結

Working Holiday Maker visa (subclasses 417 and 462) initiatives to support northern Australia

Up to 12 months work with one employer in northern Australia

From 21 November 2015, you might be eligible for an employment extension to work with one employer in Northern Australia beyond the usual limit of six months.
See: Working in Australia – six months with one employer
Second Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) initiative
This initiative will be available to participants from all of Australia’s Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement partner countries. Pending the necessary legislation coming into effect, applications will open in late 2016. The legislation will set out what work is eligible, and only work performed after the legislation commences will be eligible to be counted toward a second Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa application.
Subclass 462 visa holders who undertake three months (88 days) work during their stay in either the agriculture or tourism and hospitality industries within northern Australia, will become eligible to apply for a second Work and Holiday visa. For this purpose, northern Australia includes all of the Northern Territory, and those parts of Western Australia and Queensland above the Tropic of Capricorn.
All participants will be required to pay a new Visa Application Charge when they apply for a second Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462).