How can I extend the 6 month rule on 417 and 462 visas?

The Subclass 417 Working Holiday Visa and Subclass 462 Work and Holiday Visas (WHV) attract condition 8547 limiting work for any one employer to 6 months. Exemptions can be gained from this time limit in limited exceptional circumstances, including:

  • While the WHV holder is waiting for the decision on certain visas that can be granted onshore
  • Au pairs who can demonstrate they have worked for a family with young children for 6 months, can be approved for a further 6 months employment (total 12 months).
  • While the WHV holder is receiving workers compensation as a result of a workplace injury
  • While undertaking disaster recovery work following a declared major disaster
  • In circumstances where the workplace has been affected by a major disaster and the visa holder was unable to attend work due to the disaster

PK Harrison Australian Visa Services has assisted many WHV holders extend their work rights and obtain a further work visa in Australia. Let us help you by completing the Contact Form on this page.

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