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Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program

​​​Status of country caps

Applications for the current 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.

Partner countryStatus
​Annual cap
Argentina open3,400
Austria open​200
Chile open​3,400

For information on the application process for Chinese passport holders see Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa Arrangement with China

Czech Republic
Indonesia open4,264
Israel open​2.500
Luxembourg open​100
Malaysia open1,​100
Peru open​1,500
Poland open1,​500
Portugal open​500
San Marino open​100
Singapore open2,​500
Slovak Republic open​200
Slovenia open​200
Spain open​3,400
Thailand open​2,000
Turkey open​100
Uruguay open​200
Vietnam open​1,500

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