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Temporary work, holiday or activity in Australia?

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There are a number of Temporary Visas available to apply for if you are temporarily visiting, working or holidaying in Australia.

 

It is important to select the most relevant Visa for your circumstances. Our Migration Lawyers can help you find and apply for the right Visa.

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Temporary Visas come in many forms and it is important that you apply for the right one in order to successfully get your Visa. If you apply for a Visa that does not strictly meet your circumstances, the Department of Home Affairs can reject your application and you can lose time and money as a result.

 

Our expert Migration Lawyers have successfully obtained many Temporary Visas for our clients in the past. Let us help you get your Temporary Visa – there is an extenstive list of the different types of Temporary Visas below. Our Migration Lawyers can make sure you are choosing the right Visa with the highest chances of success for what you need.

1. subclass 462

Work and Holiday Visa

About this Visa

This Visa is for young adults who want an extended holiday and to work here in order to fund it.

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) have an extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

 

Stay

12 months

 

Cost

AUD495

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications in 90 days
  • 90% of applications in 3 months

 

Basic Conditions

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can work while you are here
  • You can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

 

With This Visa You Can

  • do short-term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • do 3 months of specified subclass 462 work to become eligible for a second Work and Holiday visa

 

You Must

  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • apply from outside Australia
  • not be accompanied by dependent children
  • not have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa. If you previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa, see the second Work and Holiday visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) who currently hold, or who have held, a Work and Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.

 

Stay

12 months

 

Cost

AUD495

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 90 days
  • 90% of applications: 3 months

 

Basic Conditions

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work​
  • If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago​​
  • You can apply for a third Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

 

With This Visa You Can

  • do short- term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • do 6 months of specified subclass 462 work to become eligible for a third Work and Holiday visa

 

You Must

  • have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa
  • if in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago
  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work 
  • not be accompanied by dependent children

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) who currently hold, or who have held, a second Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.

 

Stay

12 months

 

Cost

AUD495

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

Basic Conditions

  • ​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 6 months of specified subclass 462 work​
  • If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago​​

 

With This Visa You Can

  • do short- term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

 

You Must

  • have previously held 2 subclass 462 visas in Australia. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa or second Work and Holiday visa
  • if in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago
  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • have undertaken 6 months of specified subclass 462 work 
  • not be accompanied by dependent children

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2. Subclass 408

Temporary Activity Visa

About this Visa

This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on a short-term, temporary basis. There are 10 types of Temporary Visas that you can apply for. Our Migration Lawyers will ensure you select the right one.

This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to participate in events which are endorsed by the Australian Government.

 

Stay

For the duration of the event (up to 4 years)

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 78 days
  • 90% of applications: 3 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • travel to or stay in Australia to take part in the Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery event
  • travel to or stay in Australia to take part in the Supporting Innovation in South Australia event
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid and travel restrictions are not in place

 

You Must

  • apply online
  • have a letter of endorsement from an approved organisation

This visa lets you stay in Australia to take part in an approved special program. Special programs can include youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community programs, school language assistants or “gap year school volunteering”.

 

Stay

Up to 12 months

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • Take part in a special program in Australia to exchange culture, knowledge and social experiences
  • Stay in Australia for usually up to 12 months with members of the family unit
  • Apply for the visa in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have an invitation to participate in an approved special program
  • be supported or sponsored depending on your circumstances
  • apply online

This visa lets you do full-time religious work for a religious institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 2 years.

 

Stay

Up to 2 years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 8 months
  • 90% of applications: 10 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • do full-time religious work to serve a religious institution in Australia
  • stay in Australia for up to 2 years with members of the family unit 
  • apply for the visa in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have an agreement to work full time for a religious institution in Australia
  • be supported or sponsored depending on your circumstances
  • apply online

This visa lets you observe or take part in a research project at a research or tertiary institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 2 years.

 

Stay

The applicant can be granted a period of stay in Australia of up to two years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 13 months
  • 90% of applications: 25 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • Observe or take part in a research project at a research or tertiary institution in Australia
  • Stay in Australia for up to 2 years with members of the family unit
  • Apply for the visa in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have a sponsor or supporter depending on your circumstances
  • be invited to observe or take part in research at an Australian research or tertiary institution
  • apply online

This visa lets you come to Australia if you are invited to participate in a community-based event, including sporting events. You and your family who travel on the visa with you can stay here for up to 3 months.

 

Stay

Up to 3 months

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 3 days
  • 90% of applications: 4 days

 

With This Visa You Can

  • You must have been invited to take part in a community-based event in Australia
  • You can stay in Australia for up to 3 months with members of the family unit
  • You can apply for the visa in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • be invited to take part in the event
  • apply online
  • have a sponsor or supporter

This visa allows you to play, coach, instruct or adjudicate for an Australian team, or do high level sports training with a sporting organisation. You and your family can stay in Australia for up to 2 years.

 

Stay

Up to 2 years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 43 days
  • 90% of applications: 8 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • play, coach, adjudicate or instruct for an Australian team, or do high-level sports training with a sporting organisation 
  • stay for up to 2 years with members of the family unit
  • apply for the visa in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have a sponsor or supporter
  • have a contract and a letter of support from a peak sporting body
  • not work outside your specified sporting activities

This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to work in the entertainment industry on film, television or live productions as a performer, production or support staff. You can include family members in your visa application.

 

Stay

Up to 2 years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 74 days
  • 90% of applications: 17 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • work on film, television or live productions in the entertainment industry 
  • Stay in Australia for up to 2 years with members of the family unit
  • Apply for the visa in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have a contract or other proof of your engagement
  • have access to enough money to support yourself and any dependents who travel with you during your stay in Australia
  • apply online

This visa lets you work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht. You can stay here for up to 12 months.

 

Stay

Up to 12 months

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 25 days
  • 90% of applications: 43 days

 

With This Visa You Can

  • be a crew member on a superyacht in Australia
  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • apply for the visa in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • have a contract to work as a superyacht crew member
  • a letter from the owner of the superyacht confirming the person’s employment as a member of the crew of the vessel
  • have a supporter or a sponsor, depending on your circumstances

This visa lets you come to Australia as part of a staff exchange with an Australian organisation. You and your family members who travel here on the visa with you can stay for up to 2 years.

 

Stay

Up to 2 years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • Take part in a staff exchange and work in an Australian organisation
  • Stay in Australia for up to 2 years with members of the family unit 
  • Apply for the visa in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance 

 

You Must

  • have the skills and experience to exchange jobs with an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have a sponsor or a supporter
  • apply online

This visa lets you come to Australia to do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives. You and members of your family unit can stay here for up to 2 years.

 

Stay

Up to 2 years

 

Cost

From AUD315

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • do full-time domestic work in the household of a certain senior foreign executive
  • stay in Australia for for up to 2 years with members of the family unit
  • apply for the visa in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance

 

You Must

  • be 18 years old or older
  • be invited to work in the household
  • be experienced in domestic work
  • be supported or sponsored
3. Subclass 600

Visitor Visa

About this Visa

For tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

 

Stay

Up to 12 months

 

Cost

From AUD370

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 8 months
  • 90% of applications: 16 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • visit family or friends
  • be here as a tourist, for a cruise, or for purposes other than business or medical treatment

 

You Must

  • intend to stay in Australia to visit only
  • have enough money for your stay in Australia
  • be in Australia when you apply and when we decide your application

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise or to see family and friends.

 

Stay

Up to 12 months

 

Cost

From AUD145

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • visit family or friends
  • be here as a tourist, for a cruise, or for purposes other than business or medical treatment

 

You Must

  • intend to come to Australia to visit only
  • have enough money for your stay in Australia
  • not work in Australia
  • you must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.

 

Stay

Up to 12 months

 

Cost

AUD145 – may ask your sponsor to pay a security bond

 

Processing Times

  • 75% of applications: 10 months
  • 90% of applications: 15 months

 

With This Visa You Can

  • visit family or friends
  • cruise or have a holiday
  • study or train for up to 3 months

 

You Must

  • have a sponsor
  • intend to come to Australia as a visitor only

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

 

Stay

Up to 3 months

 

Cost

AUD145

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • make general business or employment enquiries
  • negotiate contracts
  • take part in a conference or trade fair. You can’t be paid by the organisers to take part

 

You Must

  • be a genuine visitor travelling to Australia for business visitor activities
  • be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your application

This visa stream is for citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.

 

Stay

For the period or until the date specified by the Department in your grant letter

 

Cost

AUD145

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • visit Australia as part of a tour group

 

You Must

  • be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China
  • intend to travel to Australia as part of a tour organised by an approved travel agent

This visa stream is for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who travel often to Australia for business or personal reasons.

 

Stay

This visa can be granted for up to 10 years. Stay up to 3 months each time you enter

 

Cost

AUD1,085

 

Processing Times

Varies

 

With This Visa You Can

  • be a tourist, cruise or have a holiday
  • visit family or friends
  • undertake business visitor activities

 

You Must

  • hold a passport from and be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China
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