Migration Amendment (Working Holiday Maker) Regulations 2019

Migration Amendment (Working Holiday Maker) Regulations 2019

The new Migration Amendment (working holiday maker) Regulations 2019 commences on 1 July 2019 and it’s explanatory statement includes the following passage:

Working Holiday makers holding a first subclass 417 or 462 VISA (having never been previously in Australia as a holder of a WHM VISA) can be granted a second VISA if they have carried out three months of specified work in regional Australia while on their first VISA.

The legislative instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 (the regulations) to allow holders of a second subclass 417 (working Holiday) VISA or subclass 462 (Work & Holiday) VISA to obtaina third VISA of the same type if they have spent 6 months working in specified areas of regional Australia. This is in addition to the 3 months of work required to obtain the second VISA.

These amendments apply in relation to VISA applications made on or after 1st July 2019.


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