Requesting a WHV application cancellation
To withdraw your WHV applicant, contact the Department of Home Affairs through the Working Holiday maker application enquiry form before the WHV is granted or denied.
- Your full name
- Your birth date
- The application date
- Your Transaction Reference Number (TRN)
- The WHV fee is non-refundable, even if you withdraw your application.
- If you don’t use your WHV (i.e. you don’t go to Australia), you can apply for another WHV in the future, so it may not be necessary to request an application withdrawal.
- There’s no set number of WHV to Australia available every year. Don’t apply just to “secure” a WHV, it’s a waste of money—apply when you’re sure you will be able to travel to Australia.
Basically, withdrawing your application only makes sense if you make a request before payment is process (usually a day or two after submitting the application).