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WHV 462 VISA – Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462


Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448
Updated May 2020
Work and Holiday Visa - Subclass 462 Visa Australia

Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) is a temporary visa that allows people 18 to 30 years old to have extended holiday and work to support themselves on their trip with a total time of 12 months. People who currently hold or previously held a work and holiday visa have the chance to apply for a second or third Work and Holiday visa if they meet certain eligibility criteria.


Work and Holiday 462 Visa Requirements

  • a citizen from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old
  • have enough funds to support yourself
  • meet the education and English requirement
  • meet the health and character requirement

What You Can Do As a Work and Holiday Subclass 462 Visa Holder?

As a WHV 462 visa holder you are allowed to:

  • do short- term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462 Streams

First Work and Holiday Visa

This visa allows people 18 to 30 years old to have extended holiday and work to support themselves on their trip.

Visa requirements :

  • a citizen from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old
  • not be accompanied by dependent children
  • not have travelled to Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa
  • provide a letter of support from your government for certain countries’ passport holders
  • have enough fund to support yourself, usually about AUD5,000 for your initial stay

Second Work and Holiday Visa

The visa lets people 18 to 30 years old who currently hold, or who previously held a Work and Holiday visa, have a second Work and Holiday visa if they have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work.

Visa requirements :

  • a citizen from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old
  • not be attended by dependent children
  • have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa
  • have enough fund to support yourself, usually about AUD5,000 for your initial stay
  • must have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work

Third Work and Holiday Visa

The visa lets people 18 to 30 years old who currently hold, or who previously held a second Work and Holiday visa, have a third Work and Holiday visa if they have completed 6 months of specified subclass 462 work.

Visa requirements :

  • a citizen from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old
  • not be accompanied by dependent children
  • have previously held 2 subclass 462 visas in Australia
  • have enough fund to support yourself, usually about AUD5,000 for your initial stay
  • must have completed 6 months of specified subclass 462 work

Work and Holiday 462 Visa Application Process

Work and Holliday (WHV 462 visa) can be lodged with an online application, if you are applying for your first Work and Holiday visa you have to be outside Australia to apply. If you are currently holding a Work and Holiday visa, you are allowed to apply for your second visa onshore.

Before you apply, make sure you check if applications are still open from your country of passport.

You also have to provide evidence you have enough funds to support your stay in Australia. You must provide evidence you have enough money to purchase a ticket to leave Australia at the end of your visa, or that you have already booked the ticket.

If you are applying in Australia, you don’t need to provide evidence. If you are applying outside Australia and don’t attach evidence to your application, processing may take longer as the immigration need contact you to request further information.


Subclass 462 Visa Processing Time:

The processing times for Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462 are around 49 days to 86 days. Your application may take longer if you don’t include all the documents that are needed, that’s why it’s important to check all the requirements before you apply for this visa.


Work and Holiday Subclass 462 Visa Cost

The cost for this visa is AUD 485. However, you might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police clearance certificate and biometrics.


Working Holiday Visa Subclass 462 Frequently Asked Questions

ONEderland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent, Indah Melindasari, B.Com (MARN 0961 448) is here to answer your WHV Subclass 462 questions!

  1. Is there an age limit for a Work and Holiday visa?
    • Yes. Applicants for a Work and Holiday visa must be at least 18 but have not turned 30 years of age at the time of lodging the application.
    • If you turn 31 before the visa is finalised, you can still be granted the visa.
  2. Can I include my family member?
    • You can’t include family members in your application and you can’t be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay in Australia under this visa.
  3. How many times can I apply for a Work and Holiday visa?
    • You must not have previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) or Working Holiday visa (subclass 417), unless you are applying for a second or third work and holiday visa (subclass 462) and that you previously held the visa, entered Australia on the visa and have complied with all the conditions on that previous visa.
  4. What are my rights in Australia? What sort of protection am I offered in Australian workplaces?
    • All workers in Australia, including Work and Holiday visa holders, are covered by the same workplace laws regarding their pay and conditions.
    • The Fair Work Ombudsman has responsibility for ensuring compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.
  5. Do I have to provide proof of specified subclass 462 work?
    • If you are applying for your second or third Work and Holiday visa you must provide proof that on your previous visa, you complete the required duration of specified subclass 462 work.
    • You can include proof specified subclass 462 work, such as:pay slips or other evidence of payment
      • group certificates
      • payment summaries
      • tax returns
      • employer references
      • a written and signed agreement setting out any lawful deductions in pay

462 VISA Three Steps Process

Step One : Prepare all the required documents

Before you apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa you should check if you have a valid passport.

You need to make sure you provide all the evidence to show that you are a genuine visitor.

Step Two : Apply for the visa

This visa can be lodged with an online application and you must be outside Australia when you lodge this visa and when the visa is granted.

Once your visa application has been submitted, you should wait until the Immigration gives you the decision.

Step Three : Visa Outcome

The Department will give you the decision of the visa.

If the Department grants you the visa, then you can come to Australia.

If not, you can reapply for another visa.


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