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Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)

Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)


  • General information
  • Application process
  • Document checklist
  • Fees and charges
  • Application form
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • Quick links


General Information

The Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) allows participants to

  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • work in Australia, generally for up to six months with each employer
  • study for up to four months
  • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
  • apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you have worked for three months in northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing.

The program year commences on 1 July each year and end on 30 June the following year. There is a limit of 200 first Work and Holiday visas granted to Vietnamese passport holders during this program year.

Application process

  • Step 1: Apply to the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB), Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MOLISA) for a Letter of Recommendation to support your visa application

             See:  DOLAB's website at

              See: Where to apply

Document checklist

See: Document checklist - Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

Fees and charges

A list of current fees and charges for a Visitor visa is available at the Department of Home Affairs website.

See: Fees and charges

Application form

See: Application forms 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

See: Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) - FAQs

 Quick links

For more information please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website

 Last updated 8 January 2018