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Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Status of country caps


​​There is an annual limit or 'cap' on the number of first Work and Holiday (subclass 462) ​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.

For the 2022-2023 program year, the Australian Government implemented a one-off increase of 30 per cent to the visa caps. The caps have now returned to the pre-existing arrangements for the 2023-2024 program year.

​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 or for operational reasons. 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.

Partner countryStatusAnnual cap
Argentina open3,400
Austria open500
Brazil suspended*500
Chile open3,400
China suspended*5,000
Czech Republic open500
Ecuador Closed100
Greece open500
Hungary open500
Indonesia closed4,612
Israel open2,500
Luxembourg open100
Malaysia open1,100
Mongolia Closed100
Papua New Guinea open100
Peru open1,500
Poland open1,500
Portugal closed​500
San Marino open100
Singapore open2,500
Slovak Republic open1,000
Slovenia open200
Spain open3,400
Switzerland suspended200
Thailand suspended2,000
Türkiye suspended100
Uruguay Closed200
Vietnam Closed1,500

* ​Due to a high volume of interest for these countries, programs are temporarily suspended.

Note: that owing to technical constraints there may be some delay in reflecting status changes.​​