Temporary Graduate Visa 485

Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)

– Graduate Work Stream This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.


Usually up to 18 months


From AUD1,535

Processing times

• 75% of applications: 82 days

• 90% of applications: 4 months With this visa, you can

• live, study and work in Australia temporarily

• bring your family members

Your eligibility

• be under 50 years of age

• have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list

• be assessed as having skills suitable for an occupation on the skilled occupation list.

With this visa, you can

• stay in Australia, usually for 18 months

• travel, work or study in Australia during your stay

You must find your own employment if we grant this visa. We are not responsible for arranging employment.

The visa is granted with multiple entry. You can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid. The visa starts on the date we grant the visa.

Stay longer

You can't stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. You might be eligible for other skilled work visas.

Include family

You can include members of the family unit in your application when you apply. Family members who apply for the visa must meet our health and character requirements. You can add your children to the application until a decision on your application is made. You can't add any other member of the family unit to your application during that period. Your family can also apply to join you in Australia as a subsequent entrant after the visa is granted. See when you have this visa.


The visa costs AUD1,535 for the primary visa applicant. There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you. Subsequent entrants must pay the full visa application charge. You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics. To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs. The subclass 485 visa is exempt from the subsequent temporary application charge.

Meet the Australian study requirement

In the past 6 months before you applied for this visa you must have met the Australian study requirement. You will meet this if you are awarded at least one degree, diploma or trade qualification and:

• your course was a CRICOS-registered course

• you successfully completed all course requirements

• your study was in English

• you completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study

• you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study

• you held an Australian study visa that allowed you to study

To meet the 2 academic year component of the Australian study requirement, you may combine courses in some circumstances. When applying for this stream of subclass 485, the course or courses must have resulted in a degree, diploma or trade qualification.

Contact us for more immigration advice on your case.