Quick Visa Update


As of today, the 19th of August, critical COVID-19 work undertaken in the healthcare and medical sectors can be counted as ‘specified work’ for the purpose of applying for a second or third Working Holiday Maker (WHV) visa. To be eligible for a second or third WHM visa, this work must have been undertaken anywhere in Australia after 31 January 2020.


Changes are being made to allow former WHMs who transitioned to a COVID-19 Pandemic Event subclass 408 visa in order to continue critical work in the healthcare and medical sectors to return to the WHM pathway. Work under the COVID-19 Pandemic Event visa will count as specific work towards a second or third WHM visa.


Regulation amendments to bring these changes into effect are currently in progress and further announcements will be available soon.



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