* IMPORTANT NEWS * 1 Extra YEAR in 485
This initiative means that eligible students can receive an additional Temporary Graduate visa with an extra year of post-study work rights.
To be eligible, students must:
graduate from the regional campus of a registered university or institution with a higher education or postgraduate qualification; and
maintain ongoing residence in a regional area while holding their first Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.
The definition of regional Australia for this purpose includes all of Australia except Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. As students need to graduate from a regional campus and then spend at least two years residing in a regional area to qualify, the additional Temporary Graduate visa will be available to the first eligible cohort of graduates from 2021.