The Australian Government has made the choice easier for international students in Perth and the Gold Coast, by allowing students to stay in Australia for longer after graduation.

Students choosing to study in these locations can now enjoy an additional year to their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).

For students who graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, they can now stay and work for three to five years. In addition, they have more choice for visa options and jobs because they can access the Regional Occupation List.

Other places that have this visa benefit in Australia include the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Newcastle, and Geelong.

The changes for international students for Perth and the Gold Coast came into effect on 16 November 2019. More information about this can be found at the Department of Home Affairs website.