Working in Australia while you hold a BVC

If your BVC does not let you work in Australia or has restrictions on working, you can apply for another BVC that lets you work. To be considered for a BVC that lets you work, you will usually have to demonstrate that you are in financial hardship.

We will assess your circumstances in relation to your claim that you need to work. If you do not meet the requirements for work, and you are still eligible for a BVC, we will grant you a new BVC with the same work prevention or restriction condition that was on your previous BVC.

If you are a SkillSelect visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can be granted a new BVC that allows you to work.

If you are a Protection visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can only be granted a new BVC that allows you to work if the last BVC granted to you allowed you to work.

If you are not a Protection or SkillSelect visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can only be granted a new BVC that will not allow you to work, even if your last BVC allowed you to work.