Does hospitality work count towards the regional work?

  • This depends on the working visa you are on. If you are on a working visa 417 then hospitality work does not count towards regional work. Please have a look at – this website shows you everything you need to know about your second year visa.
  • If you are on a working holiday visa 462 then hospitality work may count towards your second year visa.
  • Please visit the below link to find out what work and regions are eligible –

Can I apply for the visa and come back later?

  • Yes you can apply from outside Australia. If you do this then you need to be outside Australia when the visa is granted. If you apply within Australia you need to be here when the visa is granted and it automatically activates so the year will start straightaway.