Student visa holder work restrictions

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that from 1 July 2023, student visa holders studying in Australia will be able to work up to 48 hours per fortnight.

This is 8 hours per fortnight more than under the previous work restrictions.

The existing waiver on working hours for student visa holders, which enables students to work unlimited hours, will end on 30 June 2023.

Student visa holders must still maintain their course enrolment, ensure satisfactory course attendance, and ensure satisfactory course progress.

Student visa holders who cancel their enrolment and stop attending classes, or fail to meet satisfactory course progress, may be in breach of their visa conditions.  

Last updated:
28 Feb 2023