Changes to the Youth Mobility Scheme for Australian Nationals

Thanks to the recent Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement, young Australian nationals wishing to apply to come to the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme will, from 31st January 2024, benefit from two welcome changes:

Firstly, the eligible age limit will increase from 30 years old to 35 years old.

Secondly, Australians will be able to extend their permission to stay in the UK from 2 years to 3 years.

These changes are similar to those already announced for nationals of New Zealand, and UK nationals seeking to enter Australia as working holiday makers will benefit from a similar relaxation of the rules.