Work and Holiday

Overview

This visa is for people aged 18 to 30 who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to one year. The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur processes Work and Holiday visa applications for persons who hold Malaysian passports.

Under the Malaysia/Australia Work and Holiday program an annual limit of 100 Work and Holiday visas are available each year. Once all visas have been allocated, there will be no new visa grants until the following visa programme year.

Interest and demand for visas under this program is typically very high and it is recommended that applicants should prepare their visa applications early to avoid disappointment.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for a Work and Holiday visa if you:

  • are aged 18 to 30 years (inclusive) on the date you apply; and
  • hold a valid Malaysian passport; and
  • have a Malaysian Certificate of Good Conduct, which has been issued no more than 12 months ago*; and
  • have not previously held a Working Holiday (417) or Work and Holiday (462) visa; and
  • have functional English; and
  • hold a degree, or have successfully completed at least two (2) years of undergraduate university study.

*Note:  In Malaysia the letter of Government support is the Malaysian Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC). You must submit the original CGC as part of your application – if you do not do so, your application will be refused.   

More information on eligibility and a document checklist, please refer click here.

Thank you for your interest in the 2016-17 Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) programme. All current places in the 2016-2017 Malaysia/Australia Work and Holiday programme have been filled. If any further positions become available, details will be made available on this website.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Currency Base Visa Application Charge Additional Applicant Charge over 18 Additional Applicant Charge under 18
Work And Holiday (subclass 462) AUD

MYR
440

1506
N/A N/A

Visa Application Charge (VAC)

Please check the Visa Pricing Table to work out the price for your visa.

VFS Service Fee

A VFS Service Fee is payable in addition to the VAC for all visa applications lodged and biometrics collected at the AVAC.

Payment of the service fee at VFS is payable by cash only. For mailed in applications, payment of the service fee can be made by Bank draft payable to VFS (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Kindly refer to the table below. All fees shown are in Malaysian ringgit.

PRIMARY CLIENT FEE SERVICE FEE
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant MYR 127
Resident Return visa applications - no biometrics required
SECONDARY CLIENT FEE SERVICE FEE
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant MYR 89
Citizenship by Descent and Australian Declaratory Visa applications – no biometrics required
Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office
BIOMETRIC COLLECTION (ONLY) FEE SERVICE FEE
Biometric collection only MYR 121

How to pay for your visa

You can pay application charges by:

  • credit card; or
  • cash; or
  • demand bank draft (payable to the ‘Australian High Commission’)

To pay by credit card:

  • If you provide your credit card details on the application form, you will be charged in Australian Dollars (AUD) - MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners, JCB.

Note: If paying by credit card in Australian Dollars you may incur banking, currency conversion fees and you accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Payments by Credit Card

Please take note that applications with declined credit card payments will be deemed invalid. Clients will be notified and will be asked to lodge a new application at the Visa Application Centre with payments made by cash or a bank draft.

Documents Required

PDFWork and Holiday Visa Checklist

To Download a Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.

Photo Specifications

Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).

 

Global processing times

For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.

Download Form

Application for a Work and Holiday Visa:

PDFForm 1208

To Download a Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.