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New Visa Regulations Work Hour Limitation for Students in Australia

Student Visa Holders in Australia Face Work Restrictions Once Again!

In this blog, we’ll talk about work restrictions for overseas students in Australia. Did you know we have also published a video on 11 Surprising Australian Immigration Changes You Must Know? It highlights the following;


  • Increase In TSMIT
  • No More Labour Market Testing (LMT)
  • Pathway To PR For TSS Visa Holders
  • New Zealand Citizens To Become Eligible For Australian Citizenship
  • Government Plans To Reduce Visa Subclasses
  • A Pro-rated SAF Levy
  • Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement
  • Increase In Visa Application Fees
  • Work Restrictions For Student Visa Holders
  • Changes For Working Holiday Makers (WHMs)
  • New Australian Visa For Pacific Nations

Click here to view the full video now.

According to the new visa regulations, international students are allowed to work 48 hours per fortnight from 1 July 2023. What’s important to note here is that this condition doesn’t apply to Aged Care Workers, as they enjoy unlimited working hours until 31 December 2023.

Most importantly, candidates under the MATES visa programme should be younger than 31 years and have completed their education at an accredited institution to pass the eligibility for the benefits.


We hope you found this information helpful. Follow our blogs for the latest updates and informative content on Australian immigration.

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One thought on “Student Visa Holders in Australia Face Work Restrictions Once Again!

Simron Baruahsays:

I have a query, please, related to 48 hours fortnightly working hours restriction for student visa 500 holders.

I have been working in an organisation where I worked 3 days a week, and my billable hours are 7.6 hours per day; thus, it shows an overall billable hours of 22.8 hours per week or 45.6 hours fortnightly.

Now I got another job offer (casual) directly related to my field of study. In this casual job, I need to conduct interviews for which billable hours will be 1 hour and 20 minutes. I am offered to conduct 2 interviews per week, which comes to 1.2 hours X 2 interviews = 2.4 hours.

In my opinion, adding the above two jobs works out as: 45.6 hours + 2.4 hours = 48 hours. Is it legal working hours? Please correct me if my calculation is wrong.

I am confused about the above 22.8 hours definition; what does 8 mean?

Kind Regards


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