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Temporary Graduate 485 Visa General Information

Temporary Graduate Visa General Information

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485 Graduate Visa Overview

The Temporary Graduate 485 visa, also known as the TR Visa, offers new graduates the opportunity to gain work experience in their field of study. It can give new graduates time to organise themselves prior to skilled migration applications should they be eligible, and is also a good way to improve English skills in the workplace.

It provides full work rights, and the ability to do additional full-time study.

To be eligible for the Professional Year, you must hold this visa. No other visa categories are eligible. Be aware you are required to have 1 year left on your Graduate visa to apply for the program.

Unlike a 482 sponsor visa, you do not need a job offer from a company, there is no minimum salary requirement, nor is this work visa points tested.

From 1 July 2023, Post-Study Work stream applicants who graduate with a specific degree could be eligible for the extended visa, adding 2 extra years.  See more on this here:

Graduate Visa Requirements - All Applicants

Requirements - all applicants

For both streams of the visa, all applicants must:


  • be in Australia at the time of applying

  • hold an eligible visa

  • be under the age of 50 on the date you apply for the visa

  As per the Document Checklist:

485 Visa Length

Visa length

The visa is valid for between 18 months to 6 years, depending on your visa stream, and the qualification(s) you completed.

Cost of 485 Graduate visa application

Cost to apply

Main Applicant (the graduate)

Online application = $AU 1,895

Additional applicants

Over 18 years old = $AU 950 each

Under 18 years old = $AU 475 each

These prices are valid to June 30, 2024

Including dependents on the TR Visa

Including dependents

The visa can include dependents who were on the principle applicant's Student visa.


Family members outside Australia at the time of application may be included at a later date, but their information must added be at the time of your application to be considered after the fact. 

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