Do you want to apply for a second year visa in Australia? Find out the eligible jobs, areas and the application process for the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462).

How long do I need to work

To apply for the second year visa, you must complete 3 months of specified work.

Lots of job are eligible to apply for the second year visa and althought fruit picking and fruit packing are the most popular, there is a wide variety of job that you can do.

462 visa specificities

Unlike the Working Holiday Visa (417), tourism and hospitality is an eligible.

All areas in Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory are eligible for the 2nd year visa. For the other states and territories only certain postcodes are eligible. Here is the list of all eligible postcodes

Approved industries and regions for specified work

  • Plant and animal cultivation in all Australia with eligible postcodes
  • Fishing and pearling only in Northern Territory
  • Tree farming and felling only in Northern Territory
  • Tourism and hospitality only in Northern Territory

Plant and animal cultivation

  • Harvesting and packing of fruit and vegetable crops
  • Pruning and trimming vines and trees
  • General maintenance crop work
  • Cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts
  • Immediate processing of plant products
  • Maintaining animals
  • Immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning
  • Manufacturing dairy produce from raw material

Fishing and pearling

  • Conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species
  • Conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell.

Tree farming and felling

  • Planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled
  • Felling trees in a plantation or forest
  • Transporting trees or parts of trees that were felled in a plantation or forest to the place where they are first to be milled or processed

Tourism and hospitality

  • Work in a range of positions where the primary purpose is to directly provide a service to tourists, including tourist guides and operators, outdoor adventure or activity instructors, tourist transport services
  • Gallery or museum managers, curators or guides
  • Hospitality workers, including a range of positions in hotels or other accommodation facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars and casinos
  • Conference and event organisers

Eligible work undertaken in the tourism and hospitality industry must appear in the list of tourism and hospitality occupations of Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) codes. See the section on Tourism and hospitality occupations for the complete list of eligible occupations in tourism and hospitality industry.

How to count your 88 days of specified work

3 months of specified work means a period of 88 calendar days, including weekends or equivalent rest days during your period of employment.

Consult or 88 days free calculation tool to calculate your days more easily.

You cannot complete your specified subclass 462 work requirement in a total period less than three calendar months.

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