Good news may be coming soon for backpackers from 13 countries as Immigration Minister David Coleman seeks to find workers wanted by regional businesses.

Current discussions, if finalized, may see the work and holiday visa to be expanded to the following countries:

  • India
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Switzerland
  • Fiji
  • Solomon Islands
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Andorra
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia

The changes are considered in a bid to address labour shortages in regional areas, especially farms.

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