Originally Posted by Maggie-May24
The Immigration help line is unfortunately not a good source of information as this isn't what they're trained for.
If you lodge your onshore partner visa, you will be granted a bridging visa A which will give you unrestricted work rights (this is always the case when applying for a partner visa). If you haven't yet reached the 6-month limit with your employer, you could simply continue working once the bridging visa takes effect. If you will reach the 6-month limit before your WHV expires, you could submit a completed form 1445 (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form...forms/1445.pdf
) and ask that they lift the 6-month limitation. From what I've heard, they are usually pretty agreeable to this and it's listed as one of the "exceptional situations" where it's possible for them to lift the 6-month limitation.
What Maggie said is correct. You can read for yourself as the information is available online for free:
Migration Regulations: 010.611
and IMMI 12/094