Work and Holiday Visa Temporary (Subclass 462)

Work and Holiday Visa Temporary (Subclass 462)

About This Visa

This visa is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
  • don’t have a dependent child with you at any time during your stay in Australia
  • have a passport from:
    • Argentina
    • Bangladesh
    • Chile
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Uruguay

The Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462) is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries.

What This Visa Lets You Do

This visa allows you to:

  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
  • study for up to four months
  • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.

Visa limits

There is an annual limit to the number of Work and Holiday visas issued to each country. No applications will be approved once this limit is reached.

You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

For Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey, the immigration office outside Australiathat processes applications from nationals of those countries can tell you how many visas are available.

For Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Uruguay you need to contact the Americas Service Centre.  For Poland and Spain you need to contact the Europe Service Centre.

Why use ARMEES?

Work and Holiday Temporary (Subclass 462) visa can be refused for a number of reasons. The Work and Holiday Temporary (Subclass 462) visa application also has strict criteria which all must be met and only very limited waiver provisions for age, English language and skill requirements exist.

It is essential that the visa application is assessed, structured and lodged in a way to satisfy all applicable DIBP law and policy. ARMEES has years of experience handling the most complex cases and achieving positive outcomes in circumstances where the applicant would have failed if we were not involved.

What to do next and how to apply?

Getting the right advice upfront is essential so contact for a free no obligation discussion with one of our advisors who are ready and waiting to assist you applying for your visa.

We will assess your situation on an individual basis and provide you with the best advice to make your stay in Australia hassle-free.