There are a range of places you can buy your visas from and a range of different companies but I would just get it from the official government website to be sure and safe. You just set up an account with them and then apply and pay for your visa. They are usually pretty quick with getting back to you I got offered my working holiday visa in under 24 hours after applying. When your visa gets accepted before you leave I would print a copy of all the documents from your visa to take with you in your hand luggage so if they ask you for them, you have them to hand. Sometimes they may ask you about funds and how you plan on funding yourself but just give them honest answers and they will have no reason not to let you into the country. I had no problems at all when going through customs it literally took 10 minutes. Also when applying for your visa make sure you have at least 6 months left on your passport from when you plan on leaving the country as they may not let you enter if you don’t. When I applied I did not realise but I got my visa accepted and then noticed I didn’t have 6 months from when I would be leaving the country, this was no problem at all though as they just asked for my new passport number and contacted me when it was all changed and sorted. Visas for Australia are also electronic so you don't get sent a sticker or have to send your passport off it's all done by microchips you will just get stamp when you go through customs when you arrive.
A working holiday visa (subclass 417), this allows you to work in Australia for any employer for up to 6 months you can work for 12 months but it would have to be with two separate employers. You are also not allowed to study for a period of 4 months or more. The visa can take up to 8 weeks to process but it shouldn’t take that long, it depends on your situation. You can apply for this visa online it takes about 30 minutes. You can apply online and find more information here at this link https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/417-. All you have to do is set up an Immi account fill in all your details and give them the information they need. Then pay for your visa and they will get back to you once it has been accepted and give you a visa reference number by email. When you have this visa you can leave and go to Australia as many times as you like within the 12 months, and the visa starts from the date/time when you first enter Australia and lasts for 12 months then on. The working holiday visa to Australia costs $420 dollars approximately £250. When applying for a working holiday visa there are certain requirements which you have to meet to be able to apply:
⦁ Must be between the age of 18-30.
⦁ Must have a valid passport with at least 6 months until renewal.
⦁ You must have sufficient funds to be able to support yourself when in Australia.
⦁ You must not have any substantial criminal convictions.
⦁ You must not have any substantial medical issues.
⦁ Will not be accompanied by a dependent child at any point during your stay.
You can only apply for a working holiday visa if you are from one of the countries stated below, you can also get a working holiday visa if you are from the United States, it is very similar but
differs slightly with some of its conditions.
Eligible Passport Holders
⦁ Australia currently has reciprocal working holiday arrangements with:
Belgium Canada Denmark
Estonia Finland France
Germany Hong Kong* Italy
Japan Malta Norway
Republic of Cyprus** Republic of Ireland Republic of Korea
Sweden Taiwan The Netherlands
*Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
**Holders of passports from The Republic of Cyprus are not eligible to apply for an electronic working holiday visa, and must lodge their application with their resident Australian Government office.