Australia | Working Holiday Visa – Work Limitation Extension

The Working Holiday (Subclass 417) visa and Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) visa relaxation of the 6-month employment limitation has been extended. Under normal circumstances, Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visa holders are restricted from working for the same employer for more than 6 months. However, as part of the COVID-19 recovery initiative, this work limitation was initially relaxed by the Australian Government until December 31, 2022.

 The Government has now advised that this has been extended until July 1, 2023. This means that current employees holding Working Holiday and Work and Holiday visas can continue to work for the business. From July 1, 2023, onwards, they also may work for any employer for up to an additional 6 months, even if they have worked for that same employer before July 1, 2023. This effectively means that they can continue to work for the same employer until at least December 31, 2023.

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