14 September 2020
Tourism Council WA is today calling on the Federal Government to extend visas for all backpackers remaining in WA.
Normally there are around 14,000 backpackers in the State. Tourism Council WA estimates there are around 5,000 – 6,000 backpackers remaining, however they are leaving at a rate of around 1,000 – 2,000 per month.
“A 12-month visa extension would allow backpackers to continue to work in tourism businesses through the Christmas period and into the 2021 season in the North West,” Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said.