Working Holiday Maker Visas – third visa amendments

Legislative Instrument –  F2019L00196 – Migration Amendment (Working Holiday Maker) Regulations 2019, increases the maximum number of Subclass 417 and 462 visas a person may hold in Australia to three visas.

These Regulations increase the maximum number of ‘working holiday maker’ visas from two to three, where the visa holder meets additional work requirements. 

The applicant is required to complete 6 months specified work in specified circumstances in order to be eligible for a third ‘working holiday maker’ visa. 

This Instrument amends Schedule I, Items 1224A(3) and 1225(3B) and Schedule 2 subclauses 417.211 and 417.222, and subclauses 462.218 and 462.219, to insert these requirements for an application for a third visa in these subclasses.

Applicants for third WHV must have undertaken 6 months specified work while holding a second WHV and that this work was carried out on or after 1 July 2019

The specified work and circumstances are set out in IMMI 17/018: Working Holiday Visa – Specified Work and Regional Australia) Instrument 2017

This Instrument commences on 1 July 2019.


Source: MIA