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Work and Holiday


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 1100 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.


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.

 From 01 July 2019, all Work and Holiday (subclass 462) applications must be lodged online. For information about applying please visit the Department of Home Affairs website

The first 250 places will be available from 01 July 2019. Future availability of places will be advertised on the Australian High Commission website

Please Note:

VFS Global can assist applicants by completing the data entry of an application and upload the supporting documents Online on their behalf under VFS Global’s Online IMMI Account by charging the approved rates. This service includes upload of the documents at the time of application and any subsequent documents as and when requested by the application processing authority only.

The service will be available with prior appointment through the VFS Global’s website. Applicants are required to bring in their Credit Card to use for payment of their Visa application. The payment can only be made Online in AUD (Australian Dollar). Applicants are encouraged to bring along all the information and supporting documents at the time of their appointment to avoid any delays.

Online Data Entry - Service Fee
Online Data Entry
(Including documents upload initially and upon mission request Only)
MYR 47.20


Biometrics for Work and Holiday Applications:

As per the process, all applicants are required to visit a VAC for enrolling their Biometrics.

Applicants will receive an auto confirmation on the email ID provided at the time of application with the details that will be required for enrolling the Biometrics. The fee for Biometric enrolment is as follows:

Biometric collection only MYR 74.45

Mode Of Payment: Only Cash (Ringgit Malaysia)