Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)

Pacify the traveler’s soul within you and experience the diversity of the island continent.  Enjoy the scenic beauty of Australia and work simultaneously so that you can fund and enjoy your trip. The work and holiday visa subclass 462 is the best way to take full advantage of your gap year. Head to the reef, spend some time in the capital, or set yourself up working on a property, the options are endless, the choice is yours


  1. A person must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  2. He/she must have a passport from an eligible country
  3. He/she should not be accompanied by dependent children
  4. You must meet the educational requirement
  5. You must meet the health requirement
  6. You must be outside Australia when this visa is
  7. You should have sufficient funds to support yourself when in the continent (generally, around AUD 5,000)
  8. You compulsively must have a return ticket or proof of funds for a return ticket


The first, second, or third working holiday visa (subclass 462) cost is AUD485 which a person has to pay each time while applying for the visa.


With the working holiday visa (subclass 462) Australia; you can enjoy your stay in Australia for a period of one year i.e. 12 months.

  First  Working Holiday visa
(Subclass 462)  
Second Working Holiday visa
(Subclass 462)  
Third Working Holiday visa
(Subclass 462)  
How is this visa applicable and beneficial

You should have a credible passport from an eligible country

You have the benefit to work while you are in Australia

Additionally, you are also benefitted to apply for a second work and holiday

1. You should have a passport from an eligible country

2. You have the benefit to do any type of work while you in
Australia depending upon your interests.

3. You should have completed 3 months of specified subclass
462 work while holding your first (subclass 462) visa

4. You can apply for a third Work and Holiday visa only if
you meet certain eligibility criteria  

1. You should have a passport from an eligible country

2. You have the benefit to doing any work when in Australia

3. You
should  complete  6 months of specified subclass 462 work
while holding your second 462 visa or a bridging visa in certain

Processing Time

The processing time for 75% of applications
is 41 days and  90% of applications is
66 days


75% of applications take almost 41 days to process while
90% of the applications take up to 66 days  
Processing times for
this visa is not available  


  • You must not engage in disruptive activities

  • You must maintain adequate health insurance

  • When in Australia, you are cannot make a valid visa application for any new substantive visa other than a protection visa.

  • You should continue to satisfy the criteria for the grant of the visa.

  • Make sure that you are not employed by anyone employer for more than 6 months, without the prior permission in writing of the Secretary.

  • You can’t study or train for more than a total of 4 months while you are in Australia on this visa.


  • BANSAL Immigration Consultants offer much-needed assistance as to how to convince
    them about your true intention to return to your home country and the purpose of your visit.
  • We do everything to present you as a genuine applicant so that you can be trusted that you will adhere to all the rules while in Australia.
  • We also make sure that your interview round goes well which is yet another successful step to get a visa for the same.