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 country||Status||Annual cap|
|Papua New Guinea||
* 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.