Can I work for more than 6 months for the same business as a subclass 417 Working Holiday/Subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa holder without prior permission from the Department?
This is one of the frequently asked questions from both subclass 417/462 visa holders and employers. The short answer is YES but in limited circumstances.
To recap, Condition 8547 – Employer work limitation condition provides that the visa holder must not be employed by any one employer/business/organisation (i.e. the same end user) for more than 6 months, without the prior permission in writing of the Secretary (i.e. Department of Home Affairs delegate) unless the work falls within one of the limited circumstances accepted by the Department.
As a reminder, the work limitation condition resets and the 6 months begins again if:
What are the limited circumstances?
Limited circumstances accepted by the Department to work beyond 6 months but up to 12 with the same employer/business/organisation may include the following:
the work is undertaken in different locations and work in any one location does not exceed 6 months. For e.g. different hotels, resorts or restaurants in the same chain; independently-owned franchises; separate branches or facilities (such as farms or abattoirs) or different businesses (separate legal entities with different ABNs) of the same organisation or business owner
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