From 2021, the post-study work stream Temporary Graduate visa (TGV) holders (Subclass 485) who have acquired their degrees from a regional educational institution and have lived in regional Australia on their first TGV will be eligible for a second TGV.
- Temporary Graduate visa holders studying and living in regional Australia will be eligible for a second TGV
- Those eligible for a second TGV will be required to remain in a regional area for the duration of their new visa
- Temporary Graduate Visa incentives will come into effect in 2021
In a statement to SBS Punjabi, a Department of Home Affairs spokesperson said the incentive will provide the necessary support to universities and communities in regional areas, currently buckling under the financial pressure and massive job loss in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To provide a further incentive for international students to study in regional Australia, post-study visa