Excellent news! Effective 1 July 2024, the Department of Home Affairs is updating visa conditions 8107, 8607, and 8608.

Key Changes include extended ‘time for transition’ for Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457), Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482), and Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 494) visa holders who leave their sponsoring employer will have more time to find a new sponsor, apply for a different visa, or leave Australia. They will have up to:

  • 180 days at a time, or;
  • A maximum of 365 days in total.

Flexibility in Employment

During this period, visa holders can work for other employers in any occupation. However, they must cease work with their sponsor first and remain in their nominated occupation while still with their current sponsor.

Sponsor Obligations

Sponsors must inform the Department within 28 days of any changes, including if a visa holder resigns.

Compliance with Occupational Requirements

Visa holders must adhere to any necessary licences or registrations for their occupation.

Who is Affected?

These changes apply to both current visa holders and those granted a visa on or after 1 July 2024. Periods of unemployment before this date do not count towards the new limits. If these changes apply to you or if you need personalised assistance, please contact us at [email protected].