2nd Year Visa Jobs within the Horse Industry.

Looking for 2nd Year Visa Jobs? Many newly registered Traveling Job Seekers have expressed interest in obtaining a 2nd-year visa. Having already undertaken 3 months of work in a regional area of Australia and they are still under 31 they want a 2nd chance to enjoy our beautiful country. Typically they must work in a rural area and undertake a job in a specified field which includes “horse breeding and stud farming” for a 6 month period before you become eligible for a third Working Holiday visa. Visit The Department of Immigrations Web page for more details.


The Regional Australia areas are eligible for a second-year Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa are:

​State/territory ​Postcode
Australian Capital Territory ​The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia
​New South Wales ​2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898
Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
Norfolk Island ​All of Norfolk Island is classified as part of regional Australia
​Northern Territory ​All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia
​Queensland 4124 to 4125
4270 to 4272
4307 to 4499
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899
Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
​South Australia ​All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia
​All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia
​Victoria 3139
3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3778 to 3781
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3981 to 3996
Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area
Western Australia 6041 to 6044
6055 to 6056
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799
Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas


If you’re looking for 2nd Year Visa Jobs within the horse industry in Australia, there are several options available. The second-year visa, also known as the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), allows you to work for up to six months with each employer. Here are some potential job roles within the horse industry:

  1. Horse Trainer: Many horse trainers hire seasonal or temporary workers to assist with horse training, grooming, and stable management. These positions can be found in racing stables, equestrian centres, and private training facilities.
  2. Stablehand/Groom: Stablehands or grooms work in horse stables and assist with horse care, feeding, grooming, and stable maintenance. They may also help prepare horses for competitions or races.
  3. Equine Veterinary Assistant: Some veterinary clinics or hospitals specializing in equine care may hire veterinary assistants to support veterinarians in treating horses. Duties may include assisting with medical procedures, administering medications, and general care of hospitalized horses.
  4. Riding Instructor: If you have experience in horseback riding and teaching, you could work as a riding instructor in equestrian centres, riding schools, or summer camps. Teaching beginners, providing riding lessons, and conducting trail rides are typical responsibilities.
  5. Horse Breeder: Horse breeding farms sometimes require additional staff during busy seasons. As a breeder’s assistant, you might assist with breeding operations, foaling, foal care, and general farm duties.
  6. Farrier’s Assistant: A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, and their assistants help with tasks such as cleaning hooves, trimming and shoeing horses and maintaining farrier equipment.
  7. Event Staff: Equestrian events, such as horse shows, competitions, and races, often require temporary event staff to assist with various tasks, including setting up arenas, managing entries, organizing logistics, and providing general event support.

Remember, it’s essential to check the specific requirements and qualifications for each job, as well as any additional certifications or licenses you might need. Additionally, the availability of these positions may vary depending on the region and time of year, so it’s recommended to research and contact potential employers directly.

2nd Year Visa Jobs Available

Keep an eye on our job listings or complete our job application form at https://equinestaff.com.au/job-application/ for 2nd Year Visa Jobs, o we can help you find a job available.


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