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Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462)
This visa is for people aged 18 to 30 who want to travel and work up to 12 months in Australia. Work must only be temporary or casual employment. The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur processes Work and Holiday visa applicants who hold Malaysian passports.
If you are Australian, aged 18 to 30 and would like to travel to Malaysia for work and holiday experience, visit the Malaysian High Commission in Australia's website for more information.
Limited visas – 100 per year
Under the Malaysia/Australia Work and Holiday program an annual limit of 100 Work and Holiday visas are available each year. Once all visas have been allocated, there will be no new visa grants until July of the following year.
Appointments to lodge applications for 2013-14 are available from 9am Monday 22 July 2013. Once an appointment is made, you will need to personally attend VFS Global at the allotted time to lodge your Work and Holiday visa application. Application lodgements will commence from Monday 29 July 2013. Posted and couriered applications will not be accepted.
Before you make an appointment you should ensure you have all the necessary documents and fee. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. To help you prepare your application, please read the answers to frequently asked questions.
Health & character requirements
In some circumstances you may be requested to undertake a medical examination. More information explaining the health and character requirements are available from this website. See: Health requirements and character requirements
How to apply
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs will answer your queries about eligibility, how to prepare and lodge your application.
- Download the Work and Holiday visa checklist
The checklist will help you prepare all the documents you need for the application.
- Download and complete the correct form
Work and Holiday visa applications should be made on Form 1208 (PDF, 192 Kb, 12 pages).
- Make sure you have the right application fee
The visa application charge can be paid either by credit card or cash. Please refer to the frequently asked questions for more information.
- Make an appointment to lodge your application.
Only 100 appointment slots will be available. Book your appointment online via the Australian Visa Application Centre's website or phone them on (03) 2166 6550.
- Lodge a complete application at the Australian Visa Application Centre
Other related information
This page was last updated on 15 May 2013