End of Pandemic Event Visa and Introduction of Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement

In August 2023, the Australian Government announced the closure of the Pandemic Event visa. This visa will be closed from February 2024.

In May 2023, The Australian Government announced the establishment of the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. As of 31 August, eight agreements are in effect, providing for more than 6,000 direct care workers over five years. The first visa applications under this agreement have been received and processed by the Department of Home Affairs.

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