Young people from Poland and Australia can make use of work and holiday facility in each other’s country, with the signing of a mutual work and holiday agreement between the two countries.
This agreement was signed in Warsaw by Julie Bishop, Foreign Affairs Minister, and said that it exhibits the strong relations between the Australia and Poland. This initiative will allow nearly 200 young people from Australia and up to 200 young people from Poland to visit and enjoy the holiday in each other’s country while they may also take part in short-term study and work related activities.
Poland has similar mutual work and holiday agreements with a number of countries that include Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Chile, Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, and the USA.
This work and holiday visa varies from country to country as applicants need to have support from their home country and also have to satisfy some criteria such as should have/hold or be studying a tertiary education course and must be able to speak basic English.
Michaelia Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection said that in the coming months, both Poland and Australia will have consensus on this deal to implement the necessary administrative and legal process to bring this into effect (or, implement it).