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Appeal against a rejected Work Holiday Pass application

You have 3 months to appeal an unsuccessful Work Holiday Pass application, but you should do so only if you can address the reasons for rejection.

You can check the rejection advisory in the rejection letter that was emailed to you.

When to appeal

You should only appeal if you can address the issues in your rejection advisory. There will be no change in the outcome unless there is new information in the appeal.

You need to submit your appeal within 3 months of getting the rejection. If you miss this time period, you will have to submit a new application.

Who can appeal

Only the pass applicant or authorised employment agent can make enquiries or appeals. 

Submit an appeal

When: Within 3 months of rejection (i.e. date of rejection email)

You can make an appeal using this form. If you are the authorised employment agent who is making the appeal, please attach a signed authorisation letter stating that the pass applicant has authorised you to submit an appeal on his or her behalf. 

Please understand that we will not be able to discuss appeal matters in person due to the high volume of appeals.

How long it takes

Appeals take at least 4 weeks to process, sometimes a little longer. We will send the outcome of your appeal to the email address provided in the original application form.