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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 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 open2,450
Austria open​200
Chile open​3,400
China

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

​5,000
Czech Republic
open​500
​Ecuador
open100​
Greece
open500​
Hungary
open​200
Indonesia open1,000​
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​500
Turkey open​100
Uruguay open​200
Vietnam open​1,500

Status indicators in this table were last updated on 2 September 2019.
Note that owing to technical constraints there may be some delay in reflecting status changes.