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Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

​​​​​​​Visa condition 8547 - ​​​​​​​​​​​​6-month work limitation

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 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.

This applies to anyone in Australia who holds:

  • ​any kind of WHM visa, regardless of when they arrive, or holds 
  • a Bridging visa with condition 8547 imposed.

For more information, see Applying for permissions to work longer than 6 months with one employer.​