Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (subclass 400) visa
This visa is for people who want to travel to Australia to do short-term, highly specialized, non-ongoing work in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests.
Generally, the stay period allowed is up to three months but up to six months may be considered in limited circumstances if supported by a strong business case.
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) (subclass 401) visa
This visa allows you to come to Australia temporarily to participate in a staff exchange arrangement or to undertake sporting activities, full-time religious work or full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives under one of the following four streams:
- Domestic Worker(Executive)
Training and Research (subclass 402) visa
The visa allows you to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake occupational training, conduct or observe research as a visiting academic or participate in a professional development program.
You can apply under one of the following three streams:
- Professional Development
- Occupational Training
Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) visa
The visa allows you to come to Australia on a temporary basis to represent a foreign government (where you do not have official status undertake work or an activity in accordance with the terms and conditions of an agreement between a Commonwealth or state/territory government and a government of another country, or undertake domestic work for the holder of a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (Subclass 995).
You may apply under one of the following four streams:
- Government Agreement
- Foreign Government Agency
- Domestic Worker –Diplomatic or Consular
- Privileges and Immunities
Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa
Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa.
- work in the entertainment industry.
- participate in activities at the invitation of an Australian organization.
- participate or observe in an Australian research project.
- work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement.
- participate in high-level sports competitions or sports training programs.
- participate in a special programme approved by the department that provides opportunities for youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community benefits.
- do full-time religious work.
- be employed as a superyacht crew member.
- do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives.
- participate in a government endorsed event.
Temporary Work (Entertainment) (subclass 420) visa
Changes to this visa were minimal. The Temporary Work (Entertainment) (Subclass 420) visa still allows you to come to Australia to work in film, television (including documentaries and commercials) or live productions in either a performance or behind-the scenes role, such as, directors, producers or other production personnel.
Following the repeal of the Media and Film Staff (Subclass 423) visa the Temporary Work (Entertainment) (Subclass 420) visa allows for the inclusion of television or film crew, including actors, production and support staff and still-photographers, who are involved in the production of documentary programs or commercials for use outside Australia.
Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa
From 24 November 2012 changes to this visa were minimal. The name of the Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457) visa will change to Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa. Employers are still be able to sponsor approved skilled workers to work in Australia on a temporary basis for up to four years. Employers may nominate a number of positions for different occupations in exactly the same way as the Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457) visa.
You may apply under one of the following two streams:
- Labour Agreement
- Standard Business Sponsor