Work and Holiday Visa - Subclass 462

Work and Holiday Visa – subclass 462 visa provides an opportunity for eligible tourists aged 18 to 30 to enjoy an extended holiday in Australia while engaging in short-term employment to support their finances. This Australian visa is valid for 12 months and permits multiple entries and exits from Australia. Generally, visa holders can work with a single employer for up to six months and pursue studies for a maximum of four months. Some specified work and regional areas may allow for up to 12 months of employment. It’s important to note that there is an annual cap on the number of initial Work and Holiday visas granted to each country.


The below criteria needs to met to apply for this visa. Additional requirements may apply based on your individual circumstances.

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (inclusive).
  • Apply for the visa from outside Australia.
  • Not be accompanied by dependent children.
  • Not have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa. If you have previously entered on a subclass 462 visa, refer to the second Work and Holiday visa.
  • Hold a valid passport from one of the following countries:
  • Argentina, Austria, Chile, China (People’s Republic of), Czech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, and Vietnam.
Work and Holiday Visa


Specific requirements may vary depending on your country of origin, to apply for the visa:

  • Meeting certain educational qualifications (e.g., completion of secondary school or tertiary study).
  • Demonstrating English language proficiency (e.g., minimum IELTS overall band score of 4.5).
  • Obtaining support from your home government (e.g., a letter of support).

Please note that additional requirements may apply, so it’s important to review the specific guidelines for your country of origin.

The visa application is submitted to the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) along with the required documents. The primary requirement is to fulfill the aforementioned criteria.

  • It is essential to have sufficient funds to support yourself during the initial phase of your holiday.
  • Additionally, meeting specific health and character standards is necessary, and you may be asked to provide proof of health and/or travel insurance.
Here’s how we assist:

Our experienced team can assist you in applying for a Work and Holiday visa. We provide comprehensive support in guiding you through the process, preparing your visa applications, managing bridging visas, and ensuring you receive the Australian visa grant.

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