Aussies 18-35 Can Now Get Danish Working Holiday Visas

Aussies 18-35 Can Now Get Danish Working Holiday Visas
Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Daniel Jurin on

Denmark has officially increased its working holiday visa age limit for Australians from 30 to 35.

The change was flagged earlier this year after the Australian government announced it would increase the age limit for Danish working holiday makers coming to Australia to 35 as well, up from 30, from 1 July 2022.

As working holiday visa agreements are generally reciprocal, it was always expected that Denmark would follow suit.

“Australian citizens up to the age of 35 will also benefit from reciprocal arrangements with Italy and Denmark,” the Department of Home Affairs said at the time of the announcement.

But the timeline was not previously clear. The increased age limit for Australian working holiday makers travelling to Denmark is now reflected on the New to Denmark website.

“You must be at least 18 years but must not have turned 36 at the time you submit the application,” the Danish government website now states when viewing the working holiday visa conditions for Australian citizens.

Denmark also offers working holiday visas to Canadian citizens aged 18-35, but only 18-30 year-olds from New Zealand, South Korea or Japan can apply. Denmark’s working holiday agreement with Argentina remains temporarily suspended.

Australians can access working holiday visas in around 45 countries, but most of these visas are only open to young people aged 18-30 years old.

Other than Denmark, countries that offer working holiday visas to Australians aged up to 35 include Canada, France and Ireland. The UK and Italy are also expected to increase their age limits to 35 within the next year or so.

You can learn more about the Danish backpacker visa by reading our Denmark working holiday visa guide.

Matt Graham

Matt is the founder of Working Holidays for Aussies. Passionate about travel and always looking for great deals, he believes that gap years & working holidays are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and gain invaluable life experience. Originally from Australia, Matt has travelled to over 80 countries and has lived in New Zealand, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

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