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What is the Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa?

  • The Temporary Graduate visa consists of two streams:
    • Graduate Work Stream, which allows you to come to or stay in Australia for up to 18 months; or
    • Post-Study Work Stream, which may allow you to come to or stay in Australia for 2 – 4 years.
  • This visa is designed for graduates to obtain work experience in the workforce after the completion of their Australian studies.



  • You hold or have held in the six months immediately before the application date, a Student Visa.
  • You may be eligible to apply for the Graduate Work Stream if:
    • You are a graduate of a course registered with CRICOS and;
    • You are qualified in an occupation on the Skilled Occupations List; and
    • Have a Skills Assessment.
  • You may be eligible to apply for the Post-Study Work Stream if:
    • You are an overseas student and;
    • A recent graduate from an Australian institution and;
    • Held your first student visa after 5th November 2011.
  • You are younger than 50 years old.
  • You meet English language requirements.
  • You meet health and character requirements.
  • The conditions attached to this visa require health insurance to be maintained for the period of the visa validity.



  • You may be onshore or offshore when this application is made.
  • You may be onshore or offshore at the time of the Department’s decision.
  • This visa permits unlimited work rights.
  • This visa permits unlimited study rights.
  • You may bring your dependants and/or partner to Australia on your visa, or as a subsequent entrant.
  • This visa grants you multiple travel facilities, allowing you to enter and exit Australia.

This visa has a global processing time, which can be found here. (hyperlink to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times)

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