NOTE - The government have released information about a special 'Covid-19' visa stream that is part of the Temporary Activity visa. We have created a separate page for this new, specific visa. Read more about it by clicking the following link: The Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream.
Temporary Activity visa
The Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) allows people to be sponsored to come to Australia on a temporary basis for work. Once granted, the visa holder can stay in Australia for a specified period of time and work in an area that aligns with the activity type under which the visa was approved. Some activity types allow for the family unit to accompany the applicant.
As with all visas, there are a set of criteria that must be me but the basic eligibility for this visa includes:
- have the skills to undertake the activity to be carried out in Australia
- be supported or sponsored
- meet additional requirements of the relevant stream
This visa covers various types of activities including:
These programs can include youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community programs, school language assistants or "gap year school volunteering". Length of stay is up to 2 years and 75% of applications are processed in 37 days, 90% are processed in 63 days.
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, with 75% of applications being processed in 29 days, 90% in 71 days.
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. 75% of applications are processed in 26 days, 90% in 46 days.
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. 75% of applications are processed in 25 days, 90% are processed in 45 days.
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 stay for up to 2 years and you can include family members in your visa application. 75% of applications are processed in 14 days, 90% are processed in 31 days.
This visa lets you work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht. You can stay here for up to 12 months. Almost all requests are processed within 5 days.
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.
How can TranQuill Legal help you?
We have a number of clients in the sporting and events arenas who require these visas on a regular basis and we are extremely familiar with the nuances of this visa and the specific streams. Don't get caught in any of the pit-holes that can arise, we highly recommend you contact us before you apply.
Contact one of our Registered Migration Agents today by calling our Canberra office on +61 (0)2 6140 5311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form and one of the team will be in touch to arrange a consultation within 24 business hours.