Temporary Graduate visa subclass 485 is a temporary visa for international students, who have recently finished their studies in Australia and held a student visa in the last 6 months. A new stream ‘second Post-study work stream visa’ has been introduced recently for holders of a 485 Post-study work stream visa who have studied, lived/worked in regional areas in Australia.

This visa has three streams:

Graduate Work Stream

For students who have completed 2 years of diploma or a trade qualification in Australia. It should be a CRICOS registered course.

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Post-Study Work Stream

For students who have studied for at least 2 years and have completed a bachelor degree, bachelor (honours) degree, masters by coursework degree, masters (extended) degree, masters by research degree or a doctoral degree.

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Second Post-Study Work Stream

For the holders of 485 post-study work stream visa who have studied, lived/worked in one of the regional areas of Australia.

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For more information click a learn more button above for the relevant visa subclass.


In December 2023, the Australian government announced a new Migration Strategy, introducing significant changes to various visa programs, including the Graduate Visa.

Changes to the 485 Temporary Graduate Visa are proposed to be implemented on the 1st of July 2024. We've written a blog detailing all the upcoming changes. Click here to read it.

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