More Changes to the Seasonal Worker Visas

November 12, 2018

The Australian government also announced some changes to the Seasonal Worker Programs to help local Farmers receive additional help but for less admin costs.

  • In the past, the work period in Australia was 6 months for some countries. However, this has now been increased to 9 months for all workers.
  • Previously, the labour market testing for workers before recruitment was only 3 months. This has now been increased to 6 months.
  • Out of pocket expenses for employers was $500 but has now been reduced to $300; meaning that workers are to repay their travel costs in full, except for the first $300.

To find out more information about how these new changes affect your visa, please visit our website or speak to one of our registered migration consultants.