If you hold a Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, you can do any kind of work over the course of your 12-month stay in Australia. There are limitations on the timeframe you may work with any one employer.
Mandatory visa condition 8547 limits you to a maximum period of 6 months’ work with any one employer. You may seek permission to work longer than 6 months for the same employer.
On 19 January 2022, the 6 month work limitation was temporarily relaxed. The relaxation of this condition was initially in effect until 31 December 2022, and it was later extended until 30 June 2023.
This means that from 1 July 2023 onwards, WHMs may work for any employer for up to an additional 6 months even if they worked for that same employer before 1 July 2023.
For more information, see
Visa conditions 8547 – 6 month work limitation.
WHM visa holders do not need permission to work for an employer from 1 July 2023 to 31 December 2023 regardless of any work done for the same employer before 1 July 2023.
For more information see
Visa condition 8547 - 6-month work limitation.
If a WHM visa holder wishes to work for the same employer longer than 6 months, from 1 January 2024 they will need to request permission from the Department. Further information on this process will be available shortly.
This change allows Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) to work with any one employer for the duration of their visa without requesting permission, and any work that is carried out before
1 July 2023 will not be counted towards the 6-month limitation period. This means that from 1 July 2023 onwards, WHMs may work for any employer for up to an additional 6 months even if they worked for that same employer before 1 July 2023.