Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa (Subclass 400)

Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa (Subclass 400)

This visa subclass is for people who wish to visit Australia for business purposes, such as for business conferences, to negotiate or to do short-term, highly specialised work.

This allows the successful applicant to stay in Australia for up to six weeks.

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  • Requirements

    To be eligible you must:

    • be invited, or supported, by the organisation you will be working for
    • have specialist skills, knowledge or experience that is needed but cannot be found in Australia


    Length of stay:  Up to 3 months (6 months in limited circumstances)

    What this visa lets you do: 

    • stay in Australia while your visa is valid (generally up to three months, but up to six months may be allowed in limited circumstances)
    • do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work for which you were granted the visa
    • in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests
    • bring members of your family with you to Australia, if they meet the requirements for including family members in your application. Your family members will not be allowed to work in Australia.

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