Western Australia Government promotes working holidays

25 May, 2022

Western Australia's (WA) Government announced (24-May-2022) it is encouraging working holiday makers from overseas and interstate to 'stay and play' in WA with a series of promotional campaigns. Tourism WA's AUD850,000 (USD603,600) initiative is supported by the WA Government's AUD195 million (USD138.5 million) Reconnect WA package and aims to boost the seasonal workforce at key tourism destinations and regional locations. Promotional campaigns in the UK, Europe, Japan and South Korea will feature flight offers, incentives and working holiday packages. The domestic 'Paid Escape' campaign will target interstate working holiday makers. Eligible working holiday makers could also make an extra AUD2100 (USD1491) to work and travel in select regional locations through the WA Government's Regional Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality Workers Travel and Accommodation Support Scheme. This includes an accommodation allowance of AUD40 (USD28) per night up to a maximum of six weeks for international working holiday makers or 12 weeks for Australians, along with a one-off allowance up to a maximum of AUD500 (USD355) to assist with travel costs. [more - original PR]