Work and Holiday Visa - 462

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

Basic requirements:

- an applicant must hold an eligible passport:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • China
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam

- an applicant must be are at least 18 but less than 31 years of age (for some countries less than 35)

- an applicant must not have a dependent child with them at any time during their stay in Australia

- an applicant must have enough money to support themselves on a working holiday (about AUD 5000)

- an applicant must have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of the stay

- an applicant must not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

- an applicant must meet the educational requirements

- an applicant must have functional English

- an applicant must have a letter of support from your government (except applicants from the USA, China and Israel)

- an applicant must meet character and health requirements

- an applicant must be a genuine visitor

Functional English

- 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)

Educational Requirements

 

Column 1

Foreign Countries

Column 2

Educational Qualification the applicant must hold:

1

Argentina

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

2

Austria

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

3

Chile

tertiary qualification or have satisfactorily completed or have been approved to undertake a third year of undergraduate university study

4

Czech Republic

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

5

Hungary

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

6

Indonesia

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

7

Israel

secondary school qualifications and have completed military service or are legally exempt from military service

8

Luxembourg

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

9

Malaysia

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

10

China

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

11

Peru

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

12

Poland

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

13

Portugal

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

14

San Marino

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

15

Singapore

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

16

Slovakia

tertiary qualifications, or have satisfactorily completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

17

Slovenia

tertiary qualifications, or have satisfactorily completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

18

Spain

tertiary qualifications, or have satisfactorily completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

19

Thailand

Diploma or degree

20

Turkey

tertiary qualifications, or have satisfactorily completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

21

United States of America

secondary school qualifications

22

Uruguay

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

23

Vietnam

tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study

Entitlements for 462 visa holders

This visa allows 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 Application Charge

From 1 July 2018, this charge is $450.

Limited Numbers of 462 Visas for different Countries

Country

Number of first Subclass 462 visas each program year

Argentina

700

Bangladesh

100

Chile

1 500

China

5 000

Hungary

200

Indonesia

1000

Israel

500

Luxembourg

100

Malaysia

100

Poland

200

Portugal

200

San Marino

100

Slovak Republic

200

Slovenia

200

Spain

600

Thailand

500

Turkey

100

United States of America

No annual visa limit

Uruguay

200

FAQ

Can I apply for this visa in Australia?

No, you must be outside Australia if you apply for your first 462 visa but if you want to extend your 462 visa,  you may be in or outside Australia.

Can I extend my 462 visa?

Since 19 November 2016, you may be able to extend your 462 visa if you have carried out work in areas of Australia and of a kind specified by the Minister, for at least three months as the holder of the first 462 visa. 

Can I go on a visitor visa when my 462 expires?

if you have been in Australia for 12 consecutive months as the holder of 462 visa, you will be able to obtain a visitor visa in exceptional circumstances only.

I hold a 462 visa, can I go on a student visa if I would like to study?

Since 01 July 2016, you can apply for a student visa.

Can I apply for any other visa?

It depends on visa conditions attached to your current 462 visa. We see very often people applying for 457/482 visa.

All information valid as at 06/11/2018. OZ HOME MIGRATION does not guarantee all information is correct.

Second 462 Work and Holiday (Extension)

From 19 November 2016, 462 visa holders or former 462 visa holders may be eligible to seek extension of 462 visa by another year.

To be eligible:

- they must have carried out specified work (see below) for a total period of at least 3 months as the holder of the first 462 visa. The work must have been undertaken after 18 November 2016 and been remunerated in accordance with relevant Australian legislation and awards.

- they can seek one extension only

- if the applicant is in Australia, the applicant must hold a substantive visa or have held a substantive visa at any time in the period of 28 days immediately before making the application for the extension

- the applicant is at least 18 but has not turned 31 (for some countries 35)

- the applicant must have an eligible passport (see above)

- the applicant must be a genuine visitor and have enough money to support themselves and for travel fares back overseas

- the applicant must meet general health and character requirements and intend to comply with the attached visa conditions

The government announced it will possible to obtain a third 462 visa from 1 July 2019 if you complete six months of regional work in the second year of your 462 visa. https://www.michaelmccormack.com.au/media-releases/2018/11/5/more-support-for-farmers-and-regional-economies

SPECIFIED SUBCLASS 462 WORK

Postcodes specified for Schedules 2, 3 and 4

 

Postcodes specified for Schedules 2, 3 and 4

Column 1
State or Territory

Column 2
Postcode

Northern Territory

All postcodes in the Northern Territory

Queensland

4472; 4478; 4481; 4482; 4680; 4694; 4695; 4697; 4699 to 4707; 4709 to 4714; 4717; 4720 to 4728; 4730 to 4733; 4735 to 4746; 4750; 4751; 4753; 4754; 4756; 4757; 4798 to 4812; 4814 to 4825; 4828 to 4830; 4849; 4850; 4852; 4854 to 4856; 4858 to 4861; 4865; 4868 to 4888; 4890 to 4892; 4895

Western Australia

0872; 6537; 6642; 6646; 6701; 6705; 6707; 6710 to 6714; 6716; 6718; 6720 to 6722; 6725; 6726; 6728; 6740; 6743; 6751; 6753; 6754; 6758; 6760; 6762; 6765; 6770

 

Postcodes specified for Schedule 4

Postcodes specified for Schedule 4 only

Column 1
State or Territory

Column 2
Postcodes specified

New South Wales

2311 to 2312; 2328 to 2411; 2420 to 2490; 2536 to 2551; 2575 to 2594; 2618 to 2739; 2787 to 2898

Norfolk Island

All postcodes in Norfolk Island

Northern Territory

All postcodes in the Northern Territory

Queensland

4124 to 4125; 4133; 4211; 4270 to 4272; 4275; 4280; 4285; 4287; 4307 to 4499; 4510; 4512; 4515 to 4519; 4522 to 4899

South Australia

All postcodes in South Australia

Tasmania

All postcodes in Tasmania

Victoria

3139; 3211 to 3334; 3340 to 3424; 3430 to 3649; 3658 to 3749; 3753; 3756; 3758; 3762; 3764; 3778 to 3781; 3783; 3797; 3799; 3810 to 3909; 3921 to 3925; 3945 to 3974; 3979; 3981 to 3996

Western Australia

6041 to 6044; 6055 to 6056; 6069; 6076; 6083 to 6084; 6111; 6121 to 6126; 6200 to 6799

Schedule 2—Kinds of work—Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Column 1
ANZSCO code

Column 2
Occupation title

Column 3
Alternative title

Column 4
Specialisation and occupation included in this group as provided in ANZSCO

141999

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers not elsewhere classified

Not applicable

(a) Backpackers Manager; or

(b) Boarding House Manager; or

(c) Casino Duty Manager; or

(d) Guest House Manager; or

(e) Hostel Manager; or

(f) Reception Centre Manager

139911

Arts Administrator or Manager

Not applicable

(a) Art Gallery Director; or

(b) Community Arts Centre Manager; or

(c) Cultural Centre Manager

431111

Bar Attendant

Bar Steward

Not applicable

431911

Bar Useful or Busser

(a) Bar Back; or

(b) Glassie

Not applicable

431112

Barista

Not applicable

Not applicable

141911

Bed and Breakfast Operator

Not applicable

Not applicable

452211

Bungy Jump Master

Not applicable

Not applicable

141111

Cafe or Restaurant Manager

(a) Food and Beverage Manager; or

(b) Restaurateur

(a) Bistro Manager; or

(b) Canteen Manager; or

(c) Caterer; or

(d) Internet Cafe Manager

431211

Cafe Worker

(a) Cafe Assistant; or

(b) Cafe Attendant

Canteen Attendant

141211

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager

Not applicable

Not applicable

731212

Charter and Tour Bus Driver

Not applicable

Coach Tour Driver

731111

Chauffeur

Not applicable

(a) Hire Car Driver; or

(b) Limousine Driver

351311

Chef

Not applicable

(a) Chef de Partie; or

(b) Commis Chef; or

(c) Demi Chef; or

(d) Second Chef; or

(e) Sous Chef

811411

Commercial Housekeeper

Not applicable

Not applicable

149311

Conference and Event Organiser

Event Manager

(a) Event Planner; or

(b) Exhibition Organiser; or

(c) Wedding Coordinator

351411

Cook

Not applicable

Not applicable

452311

Diving Instructor (Open Water)

Not applicable

(a) Dive Master; or

(b) Scuba Instructor; or

(c) Snorkelling Instructor; or

(d) Surface Supply Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) Instructor

431912

Doorperson or Luggage Porter

Not applicable

Not applicable

452212

Fishing Guide

Not applicable

(a) Fly Fishing Guide; or

(b) Ocean Fishing Guide

224212

Gallery or Museum Curator

Not applicable

Not applicable

451411

Gallery or Museum Guide

Gallery or Museum Attendant

Not applicable

431311

Gaming Worker

Croupier

(a) Casino Gaming Inspector; or

(b) Gaming Pit Boss

431999

Hospitality Workers not elsewhere classified

Not applicable

(a) Hotel Cellar Hand; or

(b) Uniform Room Attendant

141311

Hotel or Motel Manager

(a) Hotelier; or

(b) Publican

(a) Duty Manager (Hotel); or

(b) Resort Manager

542113

Hotel or Motel Receptionist

Not applicable

Not applicable

431411

Hotel Service Manager

Hotel Service Supervisor

(a) Front Office Manager (Hotel); or

(b) Head Housekeeper; or

(c) Head Porter (Hotel); or

(d) Hotel Concierge; or

(e) Hotel Office Manager

452213

Hunting Guide

Not applicable

Not applicable

851311

Kitchenhand

Kitchen Steward

(a) Dishwasher; or

(b) Pantry Attendant; or

(c) Sandwich Hand

141411

Licensed Club Manager

Club Licensee

(a) Gaming Manager; or

(b) Nightclub Manager

452214

Mountain or Glacier Guide

Not applicable

(a) Climbing Guide; or

(b) Ski Guide

452299

Outdoor Adventure Guides not elsewhere classified

Not applicable

(a) Caving Guide; or

(b) Cycle Touring Guide; or

(c) Horse Trekking Guide; or

(d) Sea Kayaking Guide; or

(e) Skydiving Instructor

452215

Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Outdoor Adventure Leader

(a) Abseiling Instructor; or

(b) Adventure Challenge Instructor; or

(c) Hang-gliding Instructor; or

(d) Outdoor Education Teacher; or

(e) Outdoor Pursuits Instructor; or

(f) Paragliding Instructor; or

(g) Rock Climbing Instructor

731213

Passenger Coach Driver

Not applicable

Not applicable

899921

Ticket Collector or Usher

Venue Attendant

(a) Entertainment Usher; or

(b) Gatekeeper; or

(c) Turnstile Attendant

639411

Ticket Seller

Not applicable

(a) Booking Clerk; or

(b) Reservations Clerk; or

(c) Check-in Agent

451412

Tour Guide

(a) Tour Escort; or

(b) Tour Leader

Regional Guide

451611

Tourist Information Officer

Tourist Adviser

Not applicable

149413

Transport Company Manager

Not applicable

(a) Bus Company Manager; or

(b) Car Rental Agency Manager

639412

Transport Conductor

Not applicable

Not applicable

142116

Travel Agency Manager

Not applicable

Not applicable

451799

Travel Attendants not elsewhere classified

Not applicable

Marine Steward

451612

Travel Consultant

Travel Agent

(a) Business Travel Consultant; or

(b) Domestic Travel Consultant; or

(c) International Travel Consultant

452216

Trekking Guide

Bushwalking Guide

Not applicable

431511

Waiter

Food and Beverage Attendant

(a) Drink Waiter; or

(b) Formal Service Waiter; or

(c) Silver Service Waiter; or

(d) Sommelier; or

(e) Wine Steward

452217

Whitewater Rafting Guide

Not applicable

Not applicable

361114

Zookeeper

Not applicable

Aquarist

 

 

Schedule 3—Kinds of work—Agriculture Industry

1  Fishing and pearling

The following are specified kinds of work in the fishing and pearling sector of the agricultural industry:

(a)    conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species;

(b)     conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell.

2  Tree farming and felling

The following are specified kinds of work in the tree farming and felling sector of the agricultural industry:

(a)     planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled;

(b)     felling trees in a plantation or forest;

(c)     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.

 

Schedule 4—Additional kinds of work—Agriculture Industry

1  Plant and animal cultivation

The following are specified kinds of work in the plant and animal cultivation sector of the agricultural industry:

(a)     harvesting and/or packing of fruit and vegetable crops;

(b)     pruning and trimming vines and trees;

(c)     general maintenance crop work;

(d)     cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts;

(e)     immediate processing of plant products;

(f)     maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase;

(g)     immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning;

(h)     manufacturing dairy produce from raw material.

Note:         For paragraph (b), 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.

Note:         For paragraph (g), secondary processing of animal products, such as small goods processing and retail butchery is not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: All information valid as at 6/11/2018. The above information is prepared based on legislation and procedural instructions valid as at 06/11/2018. Last reviewed on 6/11/2018 to reflect new specified 462 subclass work. OZ HOME MIGRATION does not guarantee all information is correct and professional advice should be sought in relation to the above information.

 

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