Temporary Activity Visas

The Temporary Activity visa framework is designed for people wishing to take part in structured workplace-based skills training, participate in professional development training and academics invited to observe or participate in an Australian research project.

If you have a training, professional development course or research project in Australia that you would like to be a part of or, if you are an employer who wishes to invite overseas participants, Hartman Immigration Lawyers can assist you in applying for the relevant visa.

The following four Australian visa types apply to temporary activities:

SUBCLASS 400 TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY SPECIALIST) VISA

This visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to:

  • undertake short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work; and
  • in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia‚Äôs interests.

SUBCLASS 403 TEMPORARY WORK (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) VISA

This visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis:

  • in relation to a bilateral agreement;
  • to represent a foreign government or to teach a foreign language in an Australian school;
  • to undertake full-time domestic work for a diplomat;
  • as a person with statutory privileges and immunities; and
  • to participate in the Seasonal Worker Programme.

SUBCLASS 407 TRAINING VISA

This visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake occupational training or participate in classroom based professional development activities.

SUBCLASS 408 TEMPORARY ACTIVITY VISA

This visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to:

  • work in the entertainment industry;
  • participate in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation;
  • observe or participate as an academic in a research project;
  • undertake full-time religious work;
  • participate in a special programme to enhance international relations and cultural exchange;
  • participate in high-level sports (including training);
  • work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement;
  • participate in an Australian government endorsed event;
  • work as a superyacht crew member; and
  • undertake full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives.

An appropriate sponsorship must be included with an application for this visa.