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Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

​​​​​Specified work and conditions 

Working Holiday Makers in Australia can work in any occupation or industry while in Australia, generally for up to 6 months with one 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 has now been extended until 30 June 2023.

In support of the Government's continuing initiatives to address the current labour shortages in Australia, the Department is temporarily applying flexibility to the specified work requirement, giving greater weight to the specified work industry. This means that work which supports the ongoing operations of a specified industry in an eligible postcode may be accepted.

All workers in Australia have the same ​rights and protections at work, regardless of citizenship or visa status.

You can also choose to undertake specified work to become eligible for a second or third Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa.​