The Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution and/or have skills and qualifications in occupations that Australian needs.

The visa lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily for the duration from 1.5 to 5 years depending on your circumstances.

This visa provides opportunities for international students to extend their stay in Australia and improve their chances of becoming an eligible applicant for a permanent or provisional skilled visa.

There are 3 streams of this visa:

  1. Graduate Work stream
  2. Post-Study Work stream
  3. Second Post-Study Work stream
  • hold or have held a student visa 500 in the last 6 months;
  • meet the Australian Study requirements OR have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list;
  • be under 50 years of age;
  • hold a valid passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, OR prove your English proficiency: IELTS equivalent - overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 parts;
  • meet health and character requirements;
  • have adequate health insurance for the duration of the visa.
  • live and work in Australia temporary;
  • bring your immediate family members
  • apply for a second Graduate 485 visa, if studied and lived in regional Australia

1st 485 visa application

1650 AUD – main applicant

825 AUD – additional applicant over 18yo

415 AUD – additional applicant under 18yo


2nd 485 visa application

650 AUD – main applicant

325 AUD – additional applicant over 18yo

165 AUD – additional applicant under 18yo

Visa 485 duration

* Excluding Hong Kong passport holders