Let's say you apply for an Australian working holiday visa one day before your 31st birthday and get it (as a German citizen), how much time do you have to travel to Australia and officially start your working holiday stay?

I assume here that the visa days start counting from the day of entry to Australia. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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The latest you can enter Australia is 12 months after the working holiday visa was granted.

From the Department of Home Affairs web site:

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa. You must enter Australia within 12 months of the date we grant it.

The visa becomes active on the date you enter Australia. Once you have entered and the visa is activated, you can:

  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you like in that 12 months

To see when you must leave, use VEVO.

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