New age exemptions announced for 186 and 187 visas

Age exemptions for Subclass 186 and Subclass 187 visas were further expanded in 2013. As of 25 June 2013, the age exemption criteria extended to medical practitioners.

Provided their destined location of work is in regional Australia, as defined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, medical practitioners aged over 50 years may be able to gain an age exemption.

While the exemption is subject to further rules, such as having been employed for at least four (4) years, among others, it is good news for those who wish to continue to work in regional areas of Australia.

What does the age exemption mean?

There is a requirement that applicants for Subclass 186 and 187 visas be under 50 years of age. If you are 50 years old or more, you have to fall into a category of worker that is allowed to get an exemption.

What workers are exempt from the age requirement?

There are a range of workers who are exempt from the age requirement. Some of them are listed below. To clarify whether you can access an exemption, contact us today.

Exemptions apply to: