My brother's girlfriend is from the US and has travelled to Australia on an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority visa). She has currently been in Australia living with him for a month and wishes to remain here longer-term. If possible she would like to study whilst here and have the option to earn some money, therefore wishes to attain a working holiday visa. We are currently searching into what options are available (if any) for her to stay here and incur as little costs as possible. So far, she is aware that she can leave the country once her ETA expires and return to the US, to apply for her working holiday visa but obviously this will be quite expensive, and we are trying to find out if there are any ways to avoid the added financial strain of journeying home and returning to Australia thereafter. Are there any other ways to apply for such a visa whilst remaining in the country, or any other options available which would allow her to remain here without returning home first? A mutual friend suggested that it may be possible to travel to New Zealand or somewhere closer-by to apply for the Visa, rather than return to America, however we have been unable to confirm if this is in fact true or not. Any help would be appreciated greatly.