Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Bansal Immigration

It allows international students to reside, enroll in study-course and work after finishing their studies in Australia.

Graduate Work Stream (Subclass 485)

This visa is for International students who have recently graduated with abilities and qualifications that are significant to particular occupations Australia needs. It lets you live, get enroll in studies and work in Australia temporarily.This visa permits you: –

  • Reside in Australia, usually for 18 months
  • Travel, do job or get enroll in study course in Australia during your stay
  • Applicant can bring his/her family in Australia.


  1. Applicant must be under 50 years of age
  2. Have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list.
  3. be assessed as having skills suitable for an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  4. Applicant must find his/her own employment on grant of visa. Government is not responsible for arranging employment
  5. Applicant and his/her family must meet all visa conditions and follow Australian laws.
  6. Applicant and his/her family must meet health and character requirements of Australian Government.

Have paid outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government: -If applicant or any family member of the applicant owes any debt to the Australian Government, it must be paid back or at least have formal arrangements to pay it back.

Australian Values Statement: – You must sign the Australian values statement, which assures that you will abide by all Australian laws and will respect their way of living.

Duration of Stay:

  • This being a temporary visa, applicant can usually stay in Australia for 18 months.
  • Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years
  • The visa is granted with multiple entry.
  • Applicant can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
  • The visa starts on the date we grant the visa.

Stay longer:

You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa.


Members of the family unit can also be included in your application. You can:

  1. include them when you lodge your visa application

Family members who apply with you must:

  • Meet health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • Children can be added to the application until a decision on your application is made.
  • Any other member of the family unit can not be added  to your application during that period.
  • After the visa is granted, your family can also apply to join you in Australia as a subsequent entrant 


The visa costs AUD1,650 for the primary visa applicant.
The subclass 485 visa is exempt from the subsequent temporary application charge. 
There is also a fee for each family member who applies for the visa with you.
Subsequent entrants must pay the full visa application charge.
Other Expenses include: –
Police certificates
Health checks

Place to apply from:

When you apply and on grant of Application: Applicant must be inside Australia, but not in immigration clearance

Subsequent entrants can be in or outside Australia when they apply and when visa is granted.

Processing time:

  • 75% of applications: 5 months
  • 90% of applications: 6 months

Application, however, might take a longer time to process if not filled correctly.

  1. All documents are not provided.
  2. It takes time by us for verification of your information
  3. Application cannot be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid. If that is the case, you will be notified.


You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

Visa label

We will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.

Conditions of Graduate work stream (Subclass 485) visa.

  • 8501- Applicant must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of his/her stay in Australia.

Book an Appointment: –

  • We at BANSAL Immigration consultants offer the much needed help so as to convince the Australian Immigration authorities about your actual intention to stay and work in Australia.
  • We do everything possible to present you as a true candidate and that you will adhere to all rules and commitments during your stay in Australia.
  •  Also, we assure that your interview round goes well, which is yet another growing step to get this visa in Australia.

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