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From mid-2023 applications for the covid 19 replacement stream, available only for Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders impacted by the Australian covid-19 response travel restrictions. As a result of these restrictions many graduate visa holders couldn’t stay in Australia for the full length of their previous subclass 485 visa. The Morrison Government aims this replacement stream can recognise the commitment international students made to Australia.

Applicants will receive the full validity of their initial Temporary Graduate visa. Including the ability to live, study and work in Australia temporarily. However, applicants are responsible for seeking their own employment. Applicants can also include family members in their application, this applies to family members not included in the original Temporary Graduate visa as well.


Full application requirements are still being determined. However as of right now, to be eligible, applicants must:

  • currently hold, or have held a Temporary Graduate visa that expired on or after 1 February 2020; and
  • have been outside Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 1 December 2021

Primary visa applicant AUD1,895  

There will also be a charge for each additional family member applicant.

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