Status of country caps
Applications for the 2020-2021 program year are open, however you should reconsider your need to apply for an Australian visa at this time. We are prioritising visa applications from
exempt travellers with urgent travel needs. For further information and latest news see COVID-19 and the Border.
There is an annual limit or 'cap' on the number of first Work and Holiday visas available in each program year (1 July to 30 June) for applicants who hold a passport from the countries in the following table. Once the cap has been filled, no more applications can be lodged until the next program year. There is no cap on second or third Work and Holiday visas.
The 'Status' indicators below show if applications for a first Work and Holiday visa are still open for your country of passport.
Open – Applications are open. For Information on how to apply online see
Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa.
suspended – Applications have been suspended as the cap is close to being filled. You can keep checking this page to see if applications open again.
Closed – Applications are closed until the new program year commences on 1 July.
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For information on the application process for Chinese passport holders see Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa Arrangement with China
Note that owing to technical constraints there may be some delay in reflecting status changes.