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Australia Working Holiday visa Malaysia

Holiday / February 17, 2021

Appointments for the 2017/18 Malaysia/Australia Work and Holiday program will be available on the VFS website at 9am 22 June 2017. 100 appointments will be available at that time.

Please ensure that you have all of the required documentation prior to taking an appointment. Applications that are incomplete and without the required evidence will be refused and no refund will be provided. In particular please ensure you have:

  • a valid Certificate of Good Conduct that was issued within the previous 12 months
  • evidence of your educational qualifications
  • evidence of funds

Please see below for more details on how to apply.

Why are there only 100 Work and Holiday visas each year?

The Malaysian and Australian Governments have reciprocal arrangements whereby each country currently offers a maximum of 100 Work and Holiday visas per programme year to citizens of both countries.

Once Australia has granted 100 Work and Holiday visas to Malaysian citizens for the program year, no more can be granted until the following programme year. A program year runs from 1 July of the current year, to 30 June of the following year.

What if I miss out? Is there a waiting list for next year?

We do not maintain a waiting list as interest and demand for the Work and Holiday visa is very high.

The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur will update its website if further appointments to lodge an application for a Work and Holiday visa become available during the current programme year.

Can I apply for a Work and Holiday visa if I’m not a Malaysian citizen?

The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur processes Work and Holiday visa applications for Malaysian citizens only.

However, the Australian Government has similar arrangements with other countries and therefore you may be eligible if you are a citizen of another participating country.

Where can I find information on the general requirements for this visa?

Information on the general requirements of the visa, including:

  • the application form
  • the cost of the visa
  • educational requirements
  • English language requirements
  • financial requirements
  • a document checklist
What are the educational requirements for Malaysia?

In order to be eligible for a Work and Holiday visa you must, at the time of lodging the application hold a tertiary qualification or have completed at least two years of undergraduate study.

You will not be eligible if you only hold a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma.

Where do I get the letter of Government Support?

In Malaysia the letter of Government support is the Malaysian Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC). You must submit the original CGC as part of your application – if you do not do so, your application will be refused.

The Malaysian CGC is issued by the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and can only be applied for online via the e-Consular link on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at:

Note: We are unable to enquire or obtain the certificate on behalf of applicants.

What methods of payment do you accept?

To pay for the Visa Application Charge you can use:

  • Cash (in Malaysian Ringgit only)
  • Bank draft
  • Credit card (in Australian Dollars – to do this, fill in the payment section of the application form)

Debit cards and personal cheques are not accepted.

Make sure you have enough money to pay for the Visa Application Charge as unpaid applications are deemed invalid.

What if I don’t have all the documents?

The supporting documents are required to help assess if you have met the criteria for the Work and Holiday visa. If you do not submit all the necessary supporting documents, your visa application will be decided on the information you have provided. If you are assessed as not meeting the criteria then your application will be refused.

Should I do my medicals before I lodge my application?

You are not required to undertake your medicals prior to lodging your application, normally a case officer will direct you to complete these during the processing of the visa.

However, you may choose to do so to help expedite the application, more information on whether this option is right for you is at