Australian High Commission
No. 6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Telephone: (03) 2146 5555 Fax: (03) 2141 5773 [Visa Line – (03) 2166 6550]

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.


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

  1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions
    The FAQs will answer your queries about eligibility, how to prepare and lodge your application.
  2. Download the Work and Holiday visa checklist
    The checklist will help you prepare all the documents you need for the application.
  3. Download and complete the correct form
    Work and Holiday visa applications should be made on Form 1208 (PDF, 192 Kb, 12 pages).
  4. 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. 
  5. Lodge a complete application at the Australian Visa Application Centre


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This page was last updated on 15 May 2013