International Students in Australia

Newcomers And International students in Australia, include students from other countries and tourists from around the world. Changes to the employment prospects available to anyone in Australia. On a Student or Working Holiday visa will take effect on July 1, 2023. In particular, the following will be affected by these changes.

 Visa Holders International Students:

Student visa holders will have the opportunity to work more than 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 48 hours every two weeks. The limit will therefore reintroduced but with an increase in available working hours. For those in possession of a Working Holiday visa, the limit of 6 months of work for the same employer will come back into force. A limit that was also removed in this case to allow for a more rapid economic recovery for the country. Help is needed to fill vacancies caused by the pandemic for student visas and work authorization visas.

Because of the pandemic, Australia has seen a substantial lack of employees across a wide variety of industries. It was therefore decided by the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force to adopt a more flexible approach towards international students and Working Holiday visas. This was done by reducing or completely canceling some limitations that were related to the job opportunities of those in Australia with these visas. 

This was done to assist the economy of the country in making certain services available again even during this difficult period. On the other hand, the situation is progressively returning to normal at this point. This is why the government has decided that beginning on July 1, 2023. Certain work limitations will reinstated for individuals who are in possession of a temporary visa.


  • Students from outside Australia who are already there or who arrive on or after July 1, 2023, will eligible for the following:
  • labor for a maximum of 48 hours every two weeks, up from the previous maximum limit of 40 hours every two weeks;


The limit had removed in order to facilitate the economic recovery of the nation during the post-Covid-19 period. It is now reintroduced, but with an increase in the number of available working hours. This is done in order to satisfy the demands of the Australian market. As well as to ensure that international students are able to perform to the best of their abilities while they are studying in Australia.


  • In spite of the increased employment flexibility. Students are still required to maintain their dedication to the educational route that they have selected. They are required to do so because:
  • Keep your enrollment in the selected academic program, ensuring that you are making enough progress throughout the program. And maintain a satisfactory level of participation in the program.
  • If students cancel their enrollment in the course. Do not engage in the lessons, or do not satisfy the requirements for participation in the chosen path. They run the risk of inadvertently breaking the conditions of the validity of their Student visa.
Elizabeth Barton
Elizabeth Barton
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