What is the 417 working holiday visa?
The 417 visa allows people aged 18-30 (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - to have their first extended holiday in Australia for up to a year, where they can live, work and travel at their leisure. Check out the Home Affairs website for all the eligibility criteria.
Why do I need to do any farm work?
The farm work is only required if you wish to stay in Australia beyond the initial 1 year working holiday visa. If you would like to spend a second year living and working in Australia, then you need to complete 3 months of specified work in regional Australia within your initial working holiday visa. Similarly, if you are loving Australia so much you wish to do a third year, you can now do so if you complete 6 months specified work within that 2nd year!
What counts as specified work?
The Australian Government has quite a few regulations as to what counts as specified work and where it can be done. The ins and outs are quite complex but don’t worry, all the jobs that we secure are guaranteed to comply with the regulations! Take a look on the website to find out more.
How long does it take to find work with The 88th Day?
If you stay in one of our share houses we will make it a priority to help you find work, there are up to 300 eligible employers within a 30 minute drive of our properties. Using our app (iOS and Android) you should be able to find work easily of your own accord, however if you are struggling just get on the phone to us and we can usually make something happen.
Solo Backpacker or Social Backpacker?
We know how important it can be for couples and friends to stay together through this experience, so for just a no extra charge we will fit you into the same property. That being said you certainly won’t be solo for long if you’re joining us alone, you'll find friends in your accommodation and almost all of our partners hire multiple backpackers who you’ll meet at work.
What if I don’t like the job?
We’re talking about regional work in rural Australia, it’s rarely someone’s dream job! Once you’re moved in we can work together and to try find something as appealing as possible to you, however take a look at the specified work to see what you will be dealing with! There’s a good chance you’ll need to get your hands dirty! What we can guarantee is that you will get a get your second year visa so you can continue your travels here in Australia.
Why South Australia?
The Northern Region of Adelaide contains one of the highest concentrations of food and wine producers in all of Australia. From giant potato/onion producers to high end Chateau's this region offers jobs in every aspect of specified work.
Many of the jobs in this area provide regular work schedules and hourly pay, giving you a great shot at completing your farm work quickly and saving plenty of money while you're at it.
Adelaide is a major city with a population of over 1 million people, the idea that you could complete your regional work somewhere like this seems unrealistic. But because under the Governments specified work initiative the entirety of South Australia is listed as rural, you can live and work just minutes outside of the city centre. This makes the experience far more interesting and you get to enjoy this fantastic city rather than living in a small farming town 8 hours outside of Brisbane.
We love Adelaide and living just outside the city, sharing the experience with fellow backpackers many of our guests have stayed long after completing their 88 days.
Where will I be staying whilst completing my farm work?
Here at The 88th Day we ensure you complete your 88 days regional farm work without accumulating debt or wasting your precious time in Australia.
Join fellow backpackers by staying in one of our properties 20 minutes north of Adelaide and use our app to find work. You will be staying in a 4 bed dorm inside one of our spacious share houses. Every share house has a full kitchen, living room and outdoor space as well as free WiFi. Bills are included in your $150 per week rent and you can stay for as long or as little time as you please.
Before you move in we will be in touch to arrange a move in time/date so you can meet the team, and we can discuss best practices for completing your farm work.