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Overview of Australian Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa 485: Your Path to Australian Post-Study Experience

If you're an international student looking to extend your stay in Australia after graduation, the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) might be your key to unlocking exciting opportunities. At MyVysa, we guide you through the essential details, ensuring a seamless application process.

Key Features:

  • Duration: Stay, study, and work in Australia from 2 to 6 years.
  • Work Flexibility: Enjoy full-time or part-time employment, gaining valuable work experience.
  • Pathways: Opens doors to other visas like the skilled subclass 189 or 190 and potential permanent residency.


  1. Graduate Work: Tailored for recent graduates in high-demand occupations, allowing temporary residence for up to 24 months.
  2. Post-Study Work: For those with an Australian degree, offering a stay between 2 and 6 years (from July 2023).
  3. Second Post-Study Work: Designed for graduates in regional areas, permitting a stay between 1 and 2 years.
  4. Replacement: A solution for graduates affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, offering 18 months to 5 years.

    Recent Changes:

    • Graduates with specified Bachelor and higher degrees in skill shortage areas can extend their stay.
    • Regional students may receive an additional 1-2 years depending on the campus location.
    • Extensions apply to various qualifications, such as PhDs, selected Bachelor's, and Master's degrees.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    To apply, ensure you:

    • Are under 50 years of age.
    • Hold an eligible visa.
    • Possess a recent qualification from a CRICOS-registered course.
    • Meet additional requirements based on the chosen stream.

    Application Process:

    • Apply online via the Department of Home Affairs.
    • Ensure all documents are ready for a valid application.
    • Explore the Department's checklist for comprehensive guidance.

    English Proficiency and Health Cover:

    • English proficiency evidence may be required; take the IELTS test at an Australian IDP center.
    • OSHC is recommended; ensure it starts on your student visa's expiry day for a smooth 485 visa application.

     Fees and Processing Time:

    • Costs vary based on the type of visa.
    • Processing time depends on your chosen work stream.

    How MyVysa Can Help:

    At MyVysa, we simplify the visa application process. Whether you need advice or comprehensive assistance, our services are tailored to your needs. Visit our office or schedule an appointment through our online form to get started.

    Disclaimer: Stay informed about any updates or changes by checking official government announcements and the Department of Home Affairs' website.


    The 485 Visa is an excellent chance for international students under 50, allowing them to stay in Australia post-graduation. It offers streams catering to different needs, providing temporary residence and work options.

    Check the Australian Government's Immigration skilled list for eligible occupations.

    To be eligible, you should have completed a course with an Australian institution, meet English language requirements, satisfy health conditions, and have adequate insurance. Skills assessment may be required.

    Yes, all primary applications need to submit an Australian police check.

    Absolutely, the 485 temporary graduate working visa grants full-time work rights.

    Provide evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) at application. MyVysa can assist with offers from industry partners.

    Apply within six months of course completion, holding a valid student visa or Bridging visa A/B.

    No, it's a temporary graduate work visa providing onshore work experience. For personalized advice, consult our migration agents.

    Costs vary; check the Department of Home Affairs for the latest information. MyVysa ensures you have the most current details.

    Disclaimer: Information accurate as of February 20, 2023, and subject to change. Consult our migration agents for updates.