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 has announced a one-off increase of 30 per cent to the visa caps. This increase is reflected in the table below. Caps will return to existing arrangements for the 2023-2024 program year. Please note that this cap increase applies to applicants for visas to Australia. The cap increase may not be reciprocated by partner countries. Check with the country of destination for latest information.
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 country||Status||Annual cap||30% increase for 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023|
For information on the application process for People’s Republic of China (PRC) passport holders see Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa Arrangement with China
*The 30% cap increase for 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 is not applicable for this country.
**Due to a high volume of lodgements, applications are temporarily suspended.
Note: Further information for Vietnamese passport holders can be found on the
Australian Consulate-General – Vietnam webpage under the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) section.
Note: that owing to technical constraints there may be some delay in reflecting status changes.