On 19 January 2022, the 6-month work limitation was temporarily relaxed. The relaxation of this condition is in effect until 31 December 2022.
This allows Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) to work with any one employer for the duration of their visa without needing to request permission.
This is relevant to any person in Australia who either holds any kind of WHM visa (417 or 462), regardless of when they arrive, or holds a Bridging visa with condition 8547 imposed.
The Australian Government is currently reviewing the six-month work limitation arrangements.
Once new arrangements are put in place, any work that was carried out before that date will not be counted towards the 6-month period.