Australia and Greece have announced an agreement on a reciprocal one year work and holiday visa, which was signed this week.
Up to 500 young adults from Australia and up to 500 young adults from Greece may take advantage of the one-year visa, which requires the following of applicants:
- Support of the sponsoring government;
- Hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications;
- Speak functional English.
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash, said of the agreement:
“As well as creating an exciting opportunity for young people in both countries to experience life abroad, this arrangement will further enhance the cultural and economic links between the two countries.”
The relationship between Australia and Greece was described as “close and positive”. Official data from the 2011 Australian census shows that around 400,000 Australians describe themselves as being of Greek ancestry.