Australian Embassy



NEW - 28 December 2018


The Work and Holiday visa arrangements with Israel now allows even more young people to explore, work and study in Australia.

As of 28 December 2018, the number of places available to Israeli nationals has increased to 2,500.

Nationals of Israel can therefore now lodge a Work and Holiday visa application as part of the 2018-19 program. All applications must be lodged online via ImmiAccount at Paper applications will not be accepted. However, any paper applications lodged before 17 November 2018 will continue to be processed. All applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

Please see for further information.

It is important to note that the requirement of Functional English also remains unchanged. For a list of acceptable evidence to demonstrate that you have at least functional English, please refer to the Department’s website at, then go to the tab “visa applicants” and refer to the information listed in the drop-down text for “Functional English”. Please ensure that you include this evidence when you lodge your application.

For further information, please see

If/when you lodge your online application please include a copy of the original Hebrew document and English translations (by an Israeli Notarion or an Australian NAATI translator) of any relevant supporting documents to ensure your visa application can be processed efficiently.  If you lodge an incomplete application, the processing of your application may be delay or your application may be refused without further contact with you.


Frequently asked Questions and Answers (FAQs)


Telephone inquiries:

Global Service Centre, Australia. (+61 2 61961096). 

The line is open between 11:00 to 24:00 (midnight) Tel Aviv time.