Press Release – Relaxation of Working Conditions on 482 Visas

Changes to conditions 8107,8607 and 8608

From 1 July 2024, visa conditions 8107, 8607 and 8608 are changing in response to the Australian Governments Migration Strategy. These changes to conditions address the commitment to help tackle worker exploitation and productivity.

Holders of the 457, 482 and 494 visas who stop working with their sponsoring employer will have additional time to find a new sponsor, apply for a different visa or arrange to depart Australia. The visa holders will have up to 180 days at a time, or a maximum of 365 days in total across the entire visa grant period.

During this time period, visa holders can also work for other employers, including work in occupations not listed in their most recently approved nomination application. This is to ensure visa holders can continue supporting themselves while they find a new sponsor.

Unless exempt, visa holders are not permitted to work for another employer unless they have ceased work with their current employer. Visa holders must work in their nominated occupation while working for their existing sponsor.

These changes apply to existing visa holders, as well as those granted on or after 1 July 2024.

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

23 Jun, 2024

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