Specified Work for Working Holiday Visa Australia 2022 extension

Working Holiday Visa Australia

Working holiday visa Australia 417 and work and holiday visa Australia 462 holders are eligible for second and third visas.

This extension is possible if they undertake specified work in specified areas of Australia.

In April 2022, the legislation has been updated to include:

  • flood recovery work and areas for this work
  • update bushfire recovery work details to include voluntary work
  • update the areas in which tourism and hospitality work must be carried out.

Flood recovery work

Paid or unpaid work carried out after 31 December 2021 in specified flood affected areas in NSW and Queensland will be eligible specified work for working holiday 417 visa and work and holiday 462 visa.

This work can include:

  • construction or any other work in association with restitution or restoration of services, land, waterways, property or infrastructure
  • providing support services or assistance to people living, working or volunteering in the affected areas.

This work must be carried out in flood affected areas only.

Flood affected areas

New South Wales

Armidale, Ballina, Bayside, Bega Valley, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Byron, Camden, Campbelltown,Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence
Valley, Coffs Harbour, Cumberland, Dungog, Eurobodalla,Fairfield, Georges River, Glen Innes Severn, Goulburn,Mulwaree, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Inner West, Kempsey,
Kiama, Ku-Ring-Gai, Kyogle, Lismore, Lithgow City Council,Liverpool, Maitland, MidCoast, Mid-Western, Muswellbrook,Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta,Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens,Queanbeyan Palerang, Richmond Valley, Ryde,Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro,Sutherland, Tenterfield, The Hills, Tweed, Upper Hunter,Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Wollongong


Balonne, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast,Gladstone, Gold Coast, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Ipswich,Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Noosa, North Burnett,
Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Western Downs

Bushfire recovery work

Work undertaken on a paid or voluntary basis after 31 July 2019 in specified bushfire affected areas will be eligible specified work for working holiday 417 visa and work and holiday 462 visa.

Tourism and Hospitality

Four new postcodes, Queensland 4406, 4416, 4498 and Tasmania 7215, have been added to the specified areas where tourism and hospitality work can be undertaken for working holiday 417 visa and work and holiday 462 visa.

This update will take effect on 1 July 2022.

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Published by Maddie Phillips

Australian Immigration Law Specialist with over 12 years experience, I provide high touch immigration solutions for businesses and individuals, all aspects of Australian immigration law. OMARA Licenced, Member Migration Institute of Australia and Australian Human Resources Institute.