If you hold a working holiday visa (Subclass 417/462), a temporary graduate visa (Subclass 485) or a student visa (Subclass 500) for Australia read this article! There have been some major developments.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced that the cap on working hours for ALL student visas has been removed and working holidaymaker visas will now be able to work for the same business for the entirety of their visa.
Working holidaymakers who are offshore and come to Australia within the next 3 months with a valid working holiday visa will receive a full rebate of their Visa Application Charge, while student visa holders who arrive in Australia within 2 months will receive the VAC back from the government.
“We want you to come to Australia and enjoy a holiday here … move all the way around the country,” Mr Morrison said.
“At the same time, join our workforce and help us in our agricultural sector, in our hospitality sector, and so many of the other parts of the economy that rely on that labour.”
Temporary graduate visa holders are now eligible for an automatic extension to their visas until the 30th of September and a new Covid-19 stream for temporary graduate visa holders will come into effect on 1st July 2022.
Australia lost more people than ever before in history at the height of the pandemic and it seems the government will waste no time in trying to increase migration levels back to pre-pandemic levels and higher.
There are unprecedented skills shortages across all industries in Australia, yet the country has the 6th highest average income in the world, the time to make the call to migrate to Australia is right now.
Call our expert team now to secure your future in a beautiful, safe, prosperous country.