Thames Migration, Australian Emigration and Visa Specialists

Work and Holiday – Subclass 462 visa now available for second year

Effective from 1 November 2016, subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa holders will be eligible to apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if they have worked for at least 88 days or 3 months in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism and hospitality industries for northern Australia. Northern Australia in this aspect includes all of the Northern Territory, and northern parts of Western Australia and Queensland.

The subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa is for young travellers aged 18 to 30 from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People’s Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay

Please be aware that the subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa is different from the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa. With the changes introduced the subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa will be on par with the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa which allows for visa holders to apply for a second visa to extend their stay in Australia.

The move will designed to also provide a boost to regional Australia tourism and employers who find it difficult to find help in the bush or the outback.

Sources:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L01696/Explanatory%20Statement/Text

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/462-

If you require further information regarding your Australia visa options you can contact us through:

(+61) 0 412525232 or +44 0 2089960120