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Visa Updates for 2023

Visa Updates for 2023

Posted on February 2023 By Madeline Rowston

Moving to Sydney Australia on a Working Holiday Visa

​Visa requirements are constantly changing. This can be a challenge for candidates and clients, so here are our top updates for February 2023. Here are the main highlights that will let you stay and live in Australia for the visa duration.

Working Holiday Visa relaxation

Those on Working Holiday Visas can now enjoy the relaxation of 6-month work caps. Current and incoming visa holder can work longer than the usual 6months with one employer until June 30 2023. This applies regardless of the time you arrive.

Training Visa Subclass 407

Need work-place training? This temporary visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2years and gain valuable professional experience and development that relates to your field of study. Again, there are specific eligibility requirements so please check the government website for the most up to date information.

Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 287

In an effort to address labour shortages in Australia, overseas talent can now fill skill shortages for up to 4 years or even up to 5years for Hong Kong passport holders.

Refer to the visa skills requirement list to check if you’re eligible.

Priority Processing for New Zealanders

The Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa will are now prioritised for processing and a few requirements have been removed for applicants. Unfortunately, this stream is closed until July 1 2023 but the government are now considering future options for New Zealand citizens in Australia.

Visa requirements are constantly changing, we recommend using the government website as the most up to date source of information. We hope this helps you in your decision to move to Australia and hopefully provides you a pathway to job opportunities in the future.

Find out more information about:

10 Australian Visa Opportunities and Changes

Working Holiday Maker Program

What Visa am I eligible for?