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Apply for your 485 Visa Online

Need expert help from Immigration Lawyers & Migration Agents applying for your Temporary Graduate 485 Visa? Use our easy online visa application tool.

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  • $700 (inc GST) for a single applicant + government charges
  • Full refund if the visa is refused*

The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Visa

The Temporary Graduate 485 visa (also called TR) is a key link between studies, working in Australia and permanent residence (PR). The TR 485 visa allows international students to live and work after finishing their studies.

The Post-Study Work stream of the TR 485 visa is available for international students who complete a qualification in a higher education field. The visa period is linked with the qualification completed as per the following table.

QualificationsVisa duration
Bachelor2 years
Bachelor with Honours2 years
Master by Coursework2 years
Master (extended)2 years
Master by Research3 years
Doctorate4 years

About the 485 Visa Application

Visa Eligibility


The TR 485 visa has specific requirements which must be met at the time of lodging the application. We will support you to ensure that all these requirements are met and your visa is granted. If you lodge an application that does not meet these requirements, the TR 485 visa may be refused by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department). In many cases, this cannot be fixed by appealing the refusal decision.

Processing times

Processing times

Based on current processing times, we expect that your application will take approximately 1-2 months’ time to be approved. Processing times may be quicker or slower depending on various factors. View the Department’s processing times.


$700 inc. GST + government charges.

  • See the FAQs for details of government charges.
  • Additional applicants (partner, children) $100 inc. GST per person.
  • Other costs payable for medicals, Australian police check, English tests, health insurance where applicable.
  • Can terminate at any time. Fees paid to point of termination not refundable.
  • Fees applicable to Post-study Work stream only.
  • Pay by credit or debit card (no surcharges).
*If your visa application is refused, we will refund our fees and the Department’s lodgement fees. This does not include refusal for matters not known or disclosed to us including but not limited to health and character issues, or false information / documents provided in this or previous visa applications.

The Application Process

Complete eligibility questionnaire

Set up account & first payment of $100

Complete questionnaire

Upload documents

We confirm the 485 visa is ready to lodge

Final payment of $600 + government charges

Lodgement & wait for visa decision

More Questions? Check out our FAQs

Do You Want to Apply for PR?

Hammond Taylor can advise you on your permanent residence (PR) visa options. For an extra $150 (incl GST), our lawyers will review your circumstances and provide a written personal summary of your PR options + a 10 minute phone call to answer any questions. You will be given the option to add this service once you register for the 485 visa online tool. Don’t spend thousands of dollars on Professional Year courses, PTE, IELTS and NAATI CCL exams or further studies interstate that don’t help you get PR. Get the right advice and get on the best path to PR in Australia.

About Us

Who we are

Who we are

Hammond Taylor are immigration lawyers and migration agents based in Melbourne, operating since 2010. We have assisted thousands of students with the TR 485 and other visas in that time. We have the experience and knowledge to make sure you get the TR 485 visa quickly and easily.

Why choose us

Why choose us

We have streamlined the information and document collection process from our years of experience. The whole process can be completed at your leisure and you don’t need to visit our office. One of our experienced immigration lawyers will review your application before it is lodged. Your data is safe on our secure servers in Melbourne and all support will be provided from our offices in Australia.

Our commitment

Our commitment

We understand that time and deadlines are important with visa applications. We commit to responding to you or progressing to the next step within 1 business day of receiving information from you.

Don't just take our word for it