Hungary has today become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday arrangements.
The arrangement was signed today at Parliament House between the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Hungarian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Dr Attila Laszlo Gruber.
Mr Dutton said this was a great development as it would encourage young people to add Australia or Hungary as another holiday destination when going abroad to travel, work and study for a short term.
“Under the arrangement, people aged 18 to 30 years will be able to travel to each other’s country for one year and undertake short-term work and study under the Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa,” Mr Dutton said.
“We will be working closely with our Hungarian counterparts to establish a mutually agreed start date for this arrangement as soon as possible.
“Once the arrangement has commenced, eligible young people from Hungary and Australia will be able to apply for this visa programme.”
The arrangement will be capped at 200 places each year.
The commencement date will be announced on the Department’s website: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/462- and on the Australian Embassy in Germany’s website: http://germany.embassy.gov.au/