The Temporary Activity (Subclass 485) Visa allows international students to live, study and work after their studies.

485 Visa holders can:
• live and work in Australia for up to four years
• include immediate family on 485 visa application
• study in Australia

This visa is a great way to extend your stay in Australia to gain work experience in your field and potentially apply for a skilled or employer sponsored visa.

There are two streams you may be eligible to apply for:

The Graduate Work Stream
The Post-Study Work Stream

If you would like to apply for a Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) Visa, speak to one of our registered migration agents about your eligibility and let us assist you with your application.

If you aren’t sure if you meet the requirements for this visa, book a consultation to discuss your eligibility and possible visa options or to start planning your pathway to permanent residency.

International students who have recently graduated may be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate (485) Visa

You must meet the following requirements:

• you are under 50 years of age
• you hold an eligible visa
• you have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course or;
• you have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list

There are two visa stream for the 485 visa.

Graduate Work Stream
This temporary graduate visa stream is for international students who have recently graduated and have qualifications relevant to occupations on the Australian skilled occupation lists. This visa lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

-> You can work in Australia
-> You can study in Australia
-> Have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list
-> You can bring your family with you
-> You can stay for up to 18 months

Post-Study Work Stream
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree or higher from an Australian institution. This visa lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.

-> You can work in Australia
-> You can study in Australia
-> You can bring your family with you
-> You need a recent degree a CRICOS-registered course
-> You can stay between 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification

Masters by Coursework or Bachelor Degree: 2 years
Masters by Research: 3 years
PhD: 4 years

How long will it take to get a decision on your 485 visa?

GRADUATE WORK 
75% of visas are processed within 5 months
90% of visas are processed within 5 months

POST-STUDY WORK 
75% of visas are processed within 59 days
90% of visas are processed within 3 months

Including family members

You may be able to include immediate family members in your application when you apply:

• Spouse or partner
• Dependent children
• Dependent children must be under 18, or between 18 and 23 years and financially dependent on the main applicant

Family members must meet the health and character requirements.

You may also add family members to your application after approval

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