The Graduate Work 485 Visa is an 18 month visa available to international students who complete studies in Australia taking 2 academic years or more.
It is a great option for students who would like to extend their stay in Australia after their studies. It also helps those who are seeking to stay in Australia permanently – either through General Skilled Migration or employer sponsorship.
The visa is valid for 18 months from the date of grant. It has full work rights, and also full study rights. It allows you to travel freely to and from Australia during the validity of the Visa.
You must nominate an occupation on the 189- 485- 489 Visa- Skilled Visa Occupation List | Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) .
485 visas are currently taking 2-3 months to process for a complete application.
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) & COVID-19
See the latest 485 visa changes and updates: