Additional work rights for international students in Australia

International student employees can now temporarily be offered more hours by Australia’s major supermarkets to help keep shelves stocked.

International students currently employed at the major supermarkets will be able to extend their working hours to help meet high demand for essential items because of the coronavirus. Ordinarily, international students are subject to a maximum of 40 hours a fortnight during the term.

Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the changes would help supermarkets meet the immediate high demand.