News Update: Working Holiday / Student Visa Changes

26th January, 2022

Key Takeaways

  • Working Holiday Maker visa holders who come to Australia in the next 12 weeks are eligible to claim a refund of the cost of their visa. 
  • Student visa holders who come in the next 8 weeks will be able to refund the cost of their visa.
  • WHM's currently have no restrictions on the length of time they can work with a single employer (to be reviewed in April 2022).
  • International students now have no limits to the number of hours they work across all industries, (to be reviewed in April 2022).
  • There are 150,000 student visa holders and 23,500 working holiday visa holders currently offshore.
  • All international arrivals must be fully vaccinated or hold a valid medical exemption.

For further information please go to the department of home affairs website.