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482 Visa Conditions

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Here, we’ll examine the key components of the 482 Visa Conditions. The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, also known as the 482 Visa, is made to let talented workers from other countries work in Australia for a set amount of time. Employers and visa holders alike must be aware of the restrictions imposed by this visa. Examining these conditions will give you important insights into your rights and obligations as a participant in the 482 Visa program, from the length of your work assignment to the employment requirements and age restrictions.

What is a visa condition?

In the context of Australian immigration, a visa condition is a requirement or restriction imposed by the Australian government on a visa holder. These conditions may include restrictions on work, study, or travel, as well as requirements to meet certain obligations, such as maintaining health insurance or reporting changes in circumstances. The specific conditions imposed on a visa holder depend on the type of visa they hold and the circumstances of their case.

482 visa conditions

What conditions does a 482 visa have?

Condition 8607 – Must only work in the occupation nominated

You must work only in the occupation nominated in your most recent Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa application. You cannot work in a different occupation unless you apply for and are granted a new Temporary Skill Shortage visa.

You must start work within 90 days of:

  • arriving in Australia, if you were outside Australia when the visa was granted
  • receiving your visa, if you were in Australia when the visa was granted

You must not stop working for more than 60 consecutive days.

Unless an exemption applies, you can only work:

  • for the business that nominated you, if your visa was granted in the Labour agreement stream
  • for the business that nominated you or an associated entity, if your visa was granted in Medium or Short-term stream and your sponsor is an Australian business
  • for the business that nominated you, if your visa was granted in Medium or Short-term stream and your sponsor is an overseas business

You can work for other businesses if:

  • the occupation is specified by the minister in an instrument
  • your employment is ending, and you are serving out a notice period

If you want to change your employer, your new proposed employer must get a nomination approved before you can start work for them.

Licenses, registrations and memberships

If it is mandatory to have a licence, registration or membership in your nominated occupation, you must hold that licence, registration or membership and comply with its provisions.

If it is illegal to do the job you were granted you the visa to do without a licence, registration or membership, you must not work. You must not do work that is inconsistent with the licence, registration or membership.

If you were outside Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of arriving in Australia. If you were in Australia when the visa was granted, you must hold the mandatory licence, registration or membership within 90 days of us granting the visa.

You must let the Department know in writing as soon as you can if:

  • you applied for the licence, registration or membership and were refused, or
  • the licence, registration or membership is ends or is cancelled or revoked

Condition 8501 – Maintain adequate health insurance

You must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia

What is adequate health insurance for an Australian visa?

You are financially responsible for any health care debts you incur in Australia. The Depar