Backpackers FC is a great idea for new arrivals to Perth that want to play football and meet some new people. People that are here long term will have a different perception on Backpackers FC than a backpacker. At the end of the day though whatever your reason is for playing you can meet people and hang out while enjoying a bit of footy!
To play for Backpackers FC you must be residing in Australia on a valid working visa.
Visas are the player's responsibility and must be granted before entering Australia.
Players wishing to travel to Australia to play for Backpackers FC we advise to apply for an Australian Working Holiday Visa
The information below regarding Australian Working Holiday Visas has been taken from the Australian Immigration Website (http://www.immi.gov.au) and we do not gaurantee it is 100% correct at the time of reading.
Australian Working Holiday Visa
This is valid for up to 24 months, but carries the following conditions
• You must be between 18 and 30 years old.
• You must have a valid passport with at least 1 year until renewal.
• You must have sufficient funds to support yourself when you arrive in Australia.
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong*, Italy, Japan, Malta, Norway, Republic of Cyprus**, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom
*Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
**Holders of passports from the Republic of Cyprus are not eligible to apply for an electronic working holiday visa, and must lodge their application with their resident Australian Government office.
Citizens of Chile, Thailand, Turkey and the USA must meet the additional requirement:
You must have graduated from High School or completed an equivalent qualification; for example, a bridging course to university.