Intentions are planned to boost the number of backpackers to Australia from the United Kingdom, France and Germany as working holiday-makers.
This is one of a range of measures introduced to promote the working holiday visas. Last year the time limit restrictions on working holiday makers allowing them to spend more time in Australia were also eased.
Backpackers may also be able to stay with one employer for up to a year, rather than six months as well as being allowed to renew their visas for a second year, and sometimes a third year. See our ‘Working Holiday Visa’ page for further advice.