The primary visa applicant must be under 45 years of age at the time that the visa application is lodged. The primary applicant can turn 45 years of age or older after lodgement of the visa application during the Department’s processing time.
There are only a few allowed exceptions to this requirement for those applicants that are 45 years of age or over at the time that you lodge your visa application, which are outlined below:
There is no age limit for the primary visa applicant’s partner (if applicable and included in visa application).
Important note: There are transitional arrangements in place for Subclass 457 visa holders, who either held or were applying for a Subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017. If you held or were applying for a Subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017, and you are applying under the Temporary Residence Transition stream, then you need to be under the age of 50 at the time of visa application.