Working Holiday Visa (Only for Australian Citizen)


Purpose of Visit: 

  • Starting from 12 September 2005, Australians aged between 18-30 years wishing to travel to and work temporarily in Thailand can apply for a Working Holiday Visa. 
  • The Australian participants who obtain the Working Holiday Visa can reside, holiday and work temporarily in Thailand.  However, they are not allowed to work with the same employer for longer than 3 months.


  • Must be an Australian national currently residing in Australia;
  • Must be aged between 18-30 years inclusive at the time of application and not accompanied by children or dependents;
  • Have tertiary qualifications (full-time courses with at least 3 years of study);
  • Have a valid Australian passport (valid for at least 6 months);
  • Have a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase the ticket;
  • Have sufficient funds of at least $5,000.00 AUD for living expense in Thailand;
  • Must be in good health and hold a medical and comprehensive health insurance that remains in force throughout the stay in Thailand.

Required Documents

  • Passport or travel document with minimum validity of 6 months, and its copy
  • Download and complete Visa Application Form
  • Recent passport size photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • Certificate or transcript of tertiary education
  • A bank statement showing a deposit at the amount over AUD 5,000.00
  • Chest X-ray report and medical examination approved by a medical doctor or GP within 3 months.

** In case of submitting an application by Mail, please send all required documents to:

                                                 Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney

                                          Level 8, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

You must also provide a self-addressed return envelope (registered envelope recommended) for the return of documents.

The validity of a Visa

The validity of a visa is 12 months with multiple entries.

Period of Stay

Travelers will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 12 months.


  • The Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.