Do the old SWP and PLS visas still exist?
- Workers that currently hold a Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa, SWP single season visa or PLS stream visa can continue to hold this visa until it expires if they remain employed under a valid employment contract.
- Workers with a multi-year SWP visa may also continue to enter and leave Australia under their current visa as long as they are offered employment for future seasons.
- From 4 April 2022, no new applications for the SWP and PLS visas will be accepted. From 4 April 2022, all workers must apply for the PALM scheme visa to enter Australia under the PALM scheme.
- For workers currently on SWP and PLS visas, these visas will continue to be valid until they expire or are cancelled.