Individuals and Travellers

Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

Features

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

 

 

Requirements

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
    • China, People's Republic of
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Malaysia
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Slovak Republic
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Uruguay

About this visa

From 19 November 2016, Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) holders who work for three months in northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing will be eligible for a second Work and Holiday visa. Only those who have performed the three months work after 18 November 2016 will be eligible to apply.

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.

If you have worked in the northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa.

Working in Australia – six months with one employer: You can generally only work six months with one employer. More information is available at Working in Australia – six months with one employer

What this visa lets you do

This visa allows you to:

  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • work in Australia, generally 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
  • apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you have worked for three months in northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Before you apply

First Work and Holiday visa - you must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Second Work and Holiday visa - If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when this visa is granted.  If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when this visa is granted.

Visa limits

There is an annual limit on the number of first Work and Holiday visas granted to each country. No applications will be approved once this limit is reached and you should wait until the following year to lodge an application. The visa programme year starts on 1 July each year.

For Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey, the immigration office outside Australia that 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain you need to contact the Europe Service Centre.

There is no limit on the number of second Work and Holiday visas that can be granted each year.

Your passport

You need a valid passport issued by an eligible country for this visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. Your visa is linked to the passport number you use in your application. If you get a new passport after you have lodged your application, give the details of your new passport to one of our offices.

You might be able to update your passport details using ImmiAccount.

No further stay condition

You cannot apply for this visa if you already hold another visa that has a ‘No further stay’ condition.

Contact us if you are not sure whether your current visa conditions prevent you from applying for a further visa while you are in Australia.

Cost

The visa application charges are listed in Fees and charges.

Other costs

You could have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments and police certificates, or any other certificates or tests. You are responsible for making the necessary arrangements.

Visa applicants

This information tells you what you need to do to apply for a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462).

Who could get this visa

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are at least 18 but have not turned 31 years of age at the time you lodge your application
  • have a valid passport from a country involved in the Work and Holiday program with Australia
  • will not be with a dependent child while you are in Australia 
  • have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday (about AUD 5000)
  • have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your stay
  • have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
  • meet character and health requirements
  • are a genuine visitor.

First Work and Holiday visa applicants - Additional requirements

In addition to the above requirements you must provide evidence that you:

  • meet the educational requirements
  • have functional English
  • have a letter of support from your government (except applicants from Israel, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America)

Second Work and Holiday visa applicants - Additional requirements

In addition to the above requirements you must:

  • have complied with all the conditions on your first Work and Holiday visa
  • have not previously held more than one Work and Holiday visa
  • have completed three months of specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia while on your first Work and Holiday visa
  • have not yet turned 31 years of age

If you are already in Australia and want to extend your stay, you need to apply for a second Work and Holiday visa before your current visa expires and before you have turned 31 years of age.

Health requirements

You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your period of stay, country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.

Health insurance

You are responsible for all your health costs while you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme (Medicare) unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.

We recommend that you take out health insurance each time you travel to Australia.

Character requirements

You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.

Debts to the Australian Government

You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this visa can be granted.

Provide biometrics

You might be asked to provide biometrics (a scientific form of identification) as part of the application. Countries and visa subclasses included in the biometrics program has more information.

Eligible countries

You can apply for this visa if you hold a passport from:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People’s Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • ​Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay.

Education

Depending on the passport you hold, the education requirements could be slightly different.

If you are from Argentina, Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain or Uruguay, you must hold a tertiary qualification or have satisfactorily completed at least two years of undergraduate university study.

If you are from Chile, you must hold a tertiary qualification or have satisfactorily completed or have been approved to do a third year of undergraduate university study.

If you are from Israel, you must hold a secondary school (high school) qualification and have completed mandatory military service or be legally exempt from military service.

If you are from Thailand, you must hold a diploma or degree qualification from the specified list of eligible qualifications included inForm 1208 Application for a Work and Holiday Visa (192 KB PDF).

If you are from the United States of America, you must hold a secondary school (high school) qualification.​

Note: The educational requirements only apply to first Work and Holiday visa applicants.

Functional English

If you are applying for a first Work and Holiday visa, you must provide evidence that you have at least functional English. This can be:

  • evidence you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland
  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) average band score of at least 4.5 for the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement
  • the Occupational English Test (OET) completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement
  • a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) total band score of at least 32 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement
  • a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall band score of at least 30 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement
  • a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test overall band score of at least 147 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening and the test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2015
  • all years of primary education and at least three years of secondary school at an institution where all the instruction was in English
  • at least five years of secondary education (high school) at an educational institution in which all instruction was in English
  • a post-secondary qualification with at least two years of full-time study, in which all tuition was in English
  • at least one year of full-time study or equivalent towards a degree, higher degree, diploma or associate diploma at an Australian institution where all the instruction was in English
  • evidence of successful completion of an English Bagrut exam in the level of three study units (Israeli applicants only).

Letter of government support

If you are applying for a first Work and Holiday visa, you must include a letter of support from your home government with your application. This letter does not guarantee you a place in the Work and Holiday visa program.

The following agencies issue letters of support:

If you are from Israel, the People's Republic of China or the United States of America you do not have to provide a letter of government support.

If you are a Malaysian citizen you need to provide a Malaysian Good Conduct Certificate, which can only be applied for online by selecting the 'e-Consular' link on the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Specified subclass 462 work 

To apply for a second Work and Holiday visa, you must have already completed three months of specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia. This work must have been completed while on your first Work and Holiday visa and must have been undertaken after 18 November 2016 in order to be counted towards your three months specified subclass 462 work total.

Specified subclass 462 work is work that is undertaken in a 'specified' field or industry in a designated area in northern Australia. See the section on Northern Australia below to check the postcode list of designated areas of northern Australia.

All specified subclass 462 work must be remunerated in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and awards. Voluntary work will not be accepted for the purpose of applying for a second Work and Holiday visa. See Evidence of payment for specified work  for more information.

Approved industries for specified work include:

  • plant and animal cultivation
  • fishing and pearling
  • tree farming and felling
  • tourism and hospitality.

Specified work is any type of work described in the list below:

  • plant and animal cultivation
    • the harvesting and/or packing of fruit and vegetable crops
    • pruning and trimming vines and trees
      Note: This must be the applicants primary employment task and directly associated with the cultivation and commercial sale of plant produce, such as fruit and nut crops (commercial horticultural activities). General garden maintenance is not eligible.
    • general maintenance crop work
    • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts
    • immediate processing of plant products
    • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase
    • immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning
      Note: Secondary processing of animal products, such as small goods processing and retail butchery is not eligible.
    • manufacturing dairy produce from raw material.
  • fishing and pearling
    • conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species
    • conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell.
  • tree farming and felling
    • planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled
    • felling trees in a plantation or forest
    • transporting trees or parts of trees that were felled in a plantation or forest to the place where they are first to be milled or processed or from which they are to be transported to the place where they are to be milled or processed.
  • tourism and hospitality
    • work in a range of positions where the primary purpose is to directly provide a service to tourists, including tourist guides and operators, outdoor adventure or activity instructors, tourist transport services
    • gallery or museum managers, curators or guides
    • hospitality workers, including a range of positions in hotels or other accommodation facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars and casinos
    • conference and event organisers.

Specified subclass 462 work:

  • must be an activity listed above
  • must be the primary role, function or activity performed during the applicants employment.

Note: Eligible work undertaken in the tourism and hospitality industry must appear in the department’s list of tourism and hospitality occupations, which is based on Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes. See the section on Tourism and hospitality occupations for the complete list of eligible occupations in tourism and hospitality industry.

Examples of eligible specified subclass 462 work in agriculture:

  • picking fruits on an orchard
  • feeding and herding cattle on a farm
  • horse breeding and stud farming
  • conservation and environmental reforestation work
  • zoo work involving plant or animal cultivation

Examples of ineligible specified subclass 462 work in agriculture:

  • working as a nanny on a farm
  • working at a cellar door providing wine tastings

How to find specified subclass 462 work

Applicants can find specified subclass 462 work vacancies in the same way as they would find other job vacancies, such as through employment pages in newspapers, the Internet and job placement service providers. Vacancies specifically for plant and animal cultivation can be found on the Harvest Trail website.

Note: Not all vacancies advertised on the Harvest Trail website will qualify an applicant for a second Work and Holiday visa.

Applicants should ensure that the vacancy meets the definition of specified subclass 462 work listed above and that the work will take place in an eligible postcode of northern Australia. See the section on Northern Australia below to check the postcode list of designated areas.

How to calculate specified subclass 462 work

'Three months' means a period equivalent to three 'calendar' months, which is taken to be a minimum period of 88 calendar days.

You do not need to do your three months’ work all in one go, or all with one employer. You are free to spread the work over the period of your stay in Australia. You can also work for longer than the required minimum of three months.

The three month specified subclass 462 requirement may be met in a variety of ways, for example:

  • working five days a week for a continuous period of three calendar months (88 calendar days); or
  • working the equivalent number of days over a period of more than three calendar months (for example, if the visa holder is working less than 5 days per week, or is working intermittently between periods of travel.)
  • working a combination of full-time and part time or casual work.

You cannot complete your specified subclass 462 work requirement in a total period of less than three calendar months.

Work can be either:

  • in one block with one employer
  • in separate blocks with one employer or a number of employers. Blocks of work may be in different kinds of specified work.

The shortest period that might be counted towards the specified subclass 462 work requirement is one normal day of work (for that industry and role). Applicants cannot count a long day of work as more than one day of specified subclass 462 work. For example, if the industry's standard day is six hours long, working a 12 hour day does not count as two days of specified work.

In circumstances where the applicant is employed by more than one employer at the same time, they may only count each calendar day of work completed once towards their 3 month specified subclass 462 work requirement.

Full time workers can count sick days only during periods where they were in paid employment and entitled to sick leave or covered by a workers compensation scheme. In these situations, supporting evidence must be provided by the employer.

Applicants who were prevented from obtaining employment because of injury or seasonal circumstances cannot count any time they were unable to work towards the three month period. For example, cyclones interrupting harvest activities.

Evidence of specified work

If the Work and Holiday visa holder applies for a second Work and Holiday visa, they will need to provide evidence that they have satisfied the specified subclass 462 work eligibility requirement. Acceptable evidence of specified subclass 462 work (completed while on their first Work and Holiday visa) includes original or certified copies of the following:

  • pay slips or other evidence of payment for specified work  (must be supplied for all specified subclass 462 work)
  • a copy of your written piece rate agreement with your employer, where relevant
  • group certificates
  • payment summaries
  • tax returns
  • employer references
  • a completed employment verification form, Form 1464 Work and Holiday visa: Employment verification (158KB PDF) 
  • original Australian bank statement covering the period of declared specified subclass 462 work.

Note: Providing a completed Form 1464 and additional forms of evidence will allow a Work and Holiday visa application to be assessed more quickly. Ensure that all information provided is correct. Contacting third parties to verify the claims of applicants for second Work and Holiday visas is a standard component of second Work and Holiday visa application assessments.

Providing a false or misleading declaration or fraudulent evidence for any visa application can result in the application being refused or cancelled. If the applicant's visa is cancelled they may be prevented from lodging further applications and be excluded from Australia for a period of three years.

Tourism and hospitality occupations 

Eligible specified subclass 462 work

Eligible occupations are listed on Tourism and hospitality occupations for the purposes of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker Programme.

Ineligible specified subclass 462 work

Cleaning work is not eligible specified subclass 462 work, unless it meets the definition of Commercial Housekeeping (ANZSCO code 811411) in a hotel, motel or other accommodation operation.

Retail work is not eligible specified subclass 462. For instance, work in a souvenir shop, gift shop or duty free shop would not be eligible.

Northern Australia

If you have worked in the northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa.

Defined areasPostcodes
inclusive
Northern Territory Entire Territory
Queensland
(all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn)
4699 to 4707
4709 to 4712
4717
4720 to 4721
4723 to 4728
4730
4732 to 4733
4735
4737 to 4746
4750 to 4751
4753 to 4754
4756 to 4757
4798 to 4800
4801 to 4812​​
4814 to 4825
4828 to 4830
4849 to 4850
4852
4854 to 4856
4858 to 4861
4865
4868 to 4888
4890 to 4892
4895
Western Australia
(all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn)
0872
6537
6642
6646
6701
6705
6707
6710 to 6714
6716
6718
6720 to 6722
6725 to 6726
6728
6740
6743
6751
6753 to 6754
6758
6760
6762
6765
6770

Including family in your application

You cannot include a dependent child in your application for a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462).

A dependent child cannot be with you at any time while you are in Australia.

Your partner can come to Australia with you, but they will need to apply for their own visa.

How to apply

This information explains what you need to do to apply for a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462).

Prepare your documents

You need to provide documents to prove the claims you make in the application. The documents are listed in the Document checklist.

Some documents could take some time to obtain. You should have them ready when you lodge the application to reduce any delays in processing.

Lodge your application online

First Work and Holiday visa - If you are from the USA you can apply for a first Work and Holiday visa online.

Second Work and Holiday visa - Applicants from all countries can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa online.

You must provide all relevant documents and pay the visa application charge by credit card when you apply.

You should provide an email address that we can use to communicate with you about your application.

Lodge your application by post or in person 

First Work and Holiday visa

Only applicants from the USA can apply online.

Applicants from all other countries, as well as those from the USA who cannot apply online, should use the Form 1208 Application for a Work and Holiday Visa (192KB PDF).

You must provide all relevant documents and pay the visa application charge when you apply.

If you are from the USA, lodge your first Work and Holiday visa application at any one of the immigration offices outside Australia.

If you are from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand or Turkey lodge your first Work and Holiday visa application at the Australian Immigration office of your country of passport.

If you are from Malaysia lodge your first Work and Holiday visa application in person at the Australian Visa Application Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

If you are from the People's Republic of China lodge your first Work and Holiday visa application in person and by appointment at an Australian Visa Application Centre in China. Further information on appointment and application requirements is available on the Australian Embassy Beijing website.

If you are from Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia or Spain lodge your first Work and Holiday visa application at the Australian Immigration office in Berlin, by post or courier.

If you are from Uruguay lodge your first Work and Holiday application at the Australian Immigration office in Buenos Aires.

Second Work and Holiday visa

If you cannot apply for a second Work and Holiday visa online, lodge your paper application at the Brisbane Office in Queensland using the Form 1208 Application for a Work and Holiday Visa (380KB PDF).
Note: You can lodge this application by post only.

More information

Please refer to preparing your application, for information on:

  • certifying and translating documents into English
  • communicating with us
  • using a migration agent
  • authorising another person to receive information from us
  • receiving assistance with your application.​​​​

After you have applied

After you have lodged your application and documents, we will acknowledge that we have received your information.

If you have applied online you can track and manage your application using ImmiAccount.

Wait for a d​ecision

We have visa processing times for each visa.

Your application could take longer if you need character or health checks (including x-rays), if you need to provide more information, or if your application is incomplete.

Do not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised in writing that you have been granted a visa.

Provide more information

You can provide more information to us, at any time until a decision is made on the application. If you want to correct information you provided, use:

We could also ask you for more information. You will have to respond by a set date. After that date, we can make a decision about your application using the information that we have.

If you applied online, you can provide additional information, including Form 1023, using ImmiAccount.

If another person gives us information that could result in you being refused a visa, we will usually give you the opportunity to comment on the information.

You might also be interviewed. If you are asked to attend an interview in person, bring your passport or other identification and any requested documents to the interview.

Report changes in your circumstances

You must tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.

You can use the following forms:

If you applied online, you might be able to update your address and passport details using ImmiAccount.

If you do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw the application by advising us in writing at any time before we make a decision about your application. To do this, you must send us a letter or email requesting the withdrawal. Your request must include your full name, date of birth, date of application, and file reference number/transaction reference number (if known). The visa application charge cannot be refunded.

Visa decision

If the visa is granted, we will let you know:

  • when you can use the visa
  • the visa grant number
  • any conditions attached to the visa.​

If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:

  • why the visa was refused
  • your review rights (if any). Where applicable, your sponsor can apply for the decision to be reviewed
  • the time limit for lodging an appeal.

Document checklist

You must provide documents to support your application for this visa.

Use the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) document checklist to make sure your application is complete.

Visa holders

Workers in Australia – including visa holders with permission to work – have rights under Australian workplace law.

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) provides information on pay rates, shift calculations, leave arrangements and notice and redundancy entitlements.

See also: Workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia

This information is for people who have already been granted a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462). It explains your rights and obligations.

You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.

How long your visa lasts

First Work and Holiday visa

With this visa, you can:

  • enter Australia within 12 months from the date your visa is granted (this cannot be extended or deferred)
  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months from the date you first enter Australia (this is the date the 12-month stay on your visa starts)
  • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.

Second Work and Holiday visa

  • If you are already in Australia on a Work and Holiday visa and have been granted a second Work and Holiday visa, you can:
    • stay in Australia for up to 24 months from the date you entered Australia on your first Work and Holiday visa
    • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.
  • If you are in Australia but did not hold a current Work and Holiday visa when you made your second Work and Holiday visa application, you can:
    • stay in Australia for 12 months from the date your second Work and Holiday visa is granted.
    • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.
  • If you were outside Australia when you made your second Work and Holiday visa application, you can:
    • travel to Australia at any time in the 12 months from the date your second Work and Holiday visa is granted (this cannot be extended or deferred)
    • stay in Australia for 12 months from the date you first enter Australia on your second Work and Holiday visa
    • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.

When does the 12-month stay period on your Work and Holiday visa starts

If you are outside Australia, the 12-month stay period on your Work and Holiday visa will start if you enter Australia:

  • as a transit passenger
  • on an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
  • on a Crew Travel Authority (CTA)
  • on a Maritime Crew Visa (MCV).

Once the 12-month stay period starts, it cannot be delayed or deferred.

If you hold a Work and Holiday visa on which the stay period has not started and want to enter Australia on another visa, you should:

  • ask us to cancel your Work and Holiday visa before you travel to Australia (you can reapply for another Work and Holiday visa at a later stage)
  • after you have confirmation that your Work and Holiday visa has been cancelled, apply for another visa.

This will allow you to avoid accidentally using your Work and Holiday visa.

To cancel your Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462), contact the immigration office where your visa was processed.

If you want to cancel your Work and Holiday visa to claim superannuation, refer to Accessing superannuation benefits—Former temporary residents.

Extending your stay in Australia

The Work and Holiday visa lets you stay in Australia for 12 months. Any time spent outside Australia after the 12-month stay on your visa starts does not extend the length of the visa.

You might be able to apply for a different visa to extend your stay only if your visa is not granted with a 'no further stay' condition. You will be advised of this in your visa grant letter. Holders of visas without this condition can apply for a limited number of other visas while in Australia. You should contact your nearest immigration office in Australia to discuss your options.

What this visa lets you do

This visa allows you to:

  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • work in Australia, generally 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.

Superannuation

Australia has a compulsory superannuation scheme. You are entitled to access your retirement savings (superannuation) when you leave Australia. Accessing superannuation benefits—Former temporary residents has more information.

Your obligations

You must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws. Your dependent children cannot be with you at any time during your stay.

Working in Australia

If you hold a Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, the main purpose of your visit must be for an extended holiday. You can do any kind of work over the course of your 12 month stay in Australia, however the conditions of your visa limit you to a maximum period of six months work with any one employer, unless you’ve been given permission by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to work longer.

See: Working in Australia – six months with one employer

Study

You can study in Australia for up to four months. Four months means 17 weeks of actual study.

Holidays and orientation periods do not count. However, weekends, public holidays and non-teaching periods prior to exam period are counted.

Report changes in circumstances

You must tell us if your circumstances change.  This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.

Please report changes in your circumstances via ImmiAccount.  If you are not able to use ImmiAccount, you can use the following forms:

If you do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.
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If you applied online, you might be able to update your address and passport details using ImmiAccount.

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Estimate the cost of your visa

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