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Temporary Activity Visa (SUBCLASS 408)

This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on a short-term, temporary basis.

Visa 408 Subclass

Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408)

Permissible Activities:

  • Undertake full-time domestic work for certain senior foreign executives
  • Participate in high-level sports, including training
  • Work in the entertainment industry
  • Contribute to special programs fostering international relations and cultural exchange
  • Engage in cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organization
  • Participate as an academic in a research project
  • Attend Australian Government-endorsed events
  • Serve as a Religious Worker
  • Work as a super yacht crew member
  • Work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement


Benefits of the Temporary Activity Visa:

  • Multiple entries and exits from Australia throughout the visa’s validity period
  • Legally stay in Australia for the duration of the nominated position, up to a maximum of 2 years
  • Engage in the specified work or activity outlined in the visa application
  • Eligible family members can accompany you to Australia


Key Application Requirements:

  • If applying from outside Australia, the intention to stay for 3 months or less, with sponsorship from an organization or individual conducting events or activities in Australia
  • Sponsorship by an approved sponsor who has passed the sponsorship test
  • Adequate financial support and health insurance coverage for the duration of the stay in Australia
  • Fulfillment of the criteria associated with the activity conducted under this visa


Sponsorship Criteria:

  • Eligible sponsors include Australian organizations, government agencies, foreign government agencies, sports-endorsing organizations, recognized religious foundations, and registered businesses with operations in Australia
  • For super yacht crew members, sponsorship can be provided by the captain or proprietor of the super yacht or the operating organization


Health and Character Requirements:

  • Submission of health examinations or health-related documentation
  • Provision of police certificates demonstrating a clean criminal record


Financial Background:

  • Evidence of financial capacity, including bank statements, employment contracts, and assistance from the sponsoring employer in Australia


Health Insurance:

  • Mandatory coverage by Medicare health scheme if the applicant’s country lacks a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia


English Language Proficiency:

  • Demonstration of functional English proficiency through standardized tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE


Other Considerations:

  • Assessment of the applicant’s circumstances in their home country, employment background, and proficiency in English
  • Evaluation of whether the position was created to facilitate the applicant’s stay in Australia
  • Visa validity period varies based on the approved activity, up to 4 years for certain activities
  • Inclusion of family members in the application requires a written statement of sponsorship from the sponsor if intending to stay in Australia for more than 3 months

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