Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)
About this visa
The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.
This visa has two streams:
- Graduate Work stream – for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL): Schedule 1. A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months.
- Post-Study Work stream – for international students who graduate with an eligible qualification. This stream is only available to students who applied for and were granted their first Student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011. A visa in this stream can be granted for up to four years, depending on the qualification.
You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your visa is decided.
What this visa lets you do
This visa allows you and your family to stay in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. While in Australia, you may:
Before you apply
If you have a 'No further stay' condition (8543 or 8503) attached to your visa, you can apply for this visa using paper form 1409, which includes an application to have this condition waived.
You must have a valid passport to apply for this visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. Your visa is linked to the passport number you use in your application. If you get a new passport after your visa has been granted, you must give the details of your new passport to a departmental office.
The visa application charges are listed in Form 990i ( 84KB PDF file).
You may have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments and police certificates, or any other certificates or tests. You are personally responsible for making the necessary arrangements yourself.