Graduate visa (subclass 485)- Temporary

Graduate Visa -Temporary

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

The visa has two visa stream options:

-Graduate Work stream ( up to 18 months)

-Post-Study Work stream (up to 4 years)

Who is eligible for the temporary graduate visa (subclass 485)?

You may be eligible for this visa if:

– you are younger than 50 years of age

-you hold an eligible visa

-you must meet the Australian study requirement in the last six months

-you must meet health and character requirements.

-you must have health insurance in Australia

-You must have positive skill assessment for your related occupation

-you must meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for this visa.

-you must met the English language requirement

Graduate Work Stream

This visa is for international student with an *eligible qualification who graduate with skills and have a occupation that relates to an occupation that is on the list of eligible skilled occupations.

The visa is valid for 18 months

Post-Study Work Stream

For international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study.

This visa lasts for 2 to 4 years, depending on the highest qualification you used to apply for this visa:

Doctoral Degree

Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Degree with Honours, Masters by Coursework

Degree or Masters (extended) Degree

Masters by Research Degree


Only available to students who applied for, and were granted, their first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.

Can i Include Family Members in the visa application?

You can include the following types of family members in your application:

  • Spouses, defacto partners and same-sex partners
  • Dependent children

If you already hold a 485 visa, you still apply for family members to join you in Australia on 485 visas.


  • This visa type is not points tested
  • You must must meet the *2 year study requirement and have completed qualifications within six months of applying for the visa.
  • This visa type is not points tested.

Have questions and want to know if you are eligible? Contact us at

Visa Enquiry Form