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Want to work and holiday in Australia? If you’re from Uruguay—now you can!

Young adults from Uruguay and Australia are now able to enjoy the best of what each country has to offer thanks to a new work and holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Uruguay. From April, Australians and Uruguayans can apply for a visa under the program.

Australian and Uruguayan university-educated travellers, aged 18-30, now have the opportunity to spend up to 12 months in each other’s country on an extended holiday, during which they can gain short-term work to help fund their stay.

The work and holiday program is a great way for young adults to experience the lifestyle and culture of other countries. Uruguay joins the growing list of Australia’s work and holiday partner countries, which includes Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.

Information on visa eligibility and how to apply is available on the department’s website.