Three year WHV and changes to Seasonal Worker Program
Changes to the Seasonal Worker Program
• Increase work period in Australia to nine months for all workers (currently six months for some countries).
• Increase validity of labour market testing prior to recruiting workers from three to six months.
• Reduce out of pocket expenses for employers (workers repay their full travel costs except for the first $300; a reduction from the previous $500).
Subclass 462 – Extra postcodes for areas of work in all states, NT and Norfolk Island
Additional postcodes for NSW, Norfolk Island, the NT, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and WA are specified for the work specified in Schedule 4 of this Instrument. Schedule 4 of this Instrument contains a list of jobs in the agricultural industry only.