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Temporary Work Short Stay Specialist (subclass 400)

The Highly Specialised Work stream of this temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.

Visa 400 Subclass

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa


This visa is suitable for individuals with highly specialized skills, knowledge, or experience that can assist Australian businesses. It allows temporary work in Australia for non-ongoing tasks that are likely to be completed within six months or less. The work should not be related to the Australian entertainment industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Specialized Skills: Applicants must possess skills, knowledge, or experience that are not readily available in the Australian labor market.
  • Proof of Work: Applicants need to provide evidence of the intended work, such as a resume, licenses, qualifications, or a letter from the overseas employer detailing the current position and duties.
  • Work Limitations: The visa does not allow engagement in entertainment-related activities or productions intended for broadcast or performance in Australia.
  • Financial Support: Applicants and their family members must have adequate means to support themselves during their stay in Australia.
  • Health and Character: Both the applicant and family members aged 16 and above must meet health and character requirements.
  • Genuine Visitor: Applicants must have genuine intentions to stay temporarily in Australia and comply with visa conditions.
  • Debt and Visa History: Applicants should have no outstanding debts to the Australian government and must not have had a visa cancelled or application refused previously.


  • Allows short-term work in highly specialized roles.
  • Family members can accompany the applicant but are not permitted to work or study, except for language training programs.

Duration and Extension:

  • The visa permits a stay of up to 6 months, starting from the first arrival in Australia.
  • Extensions are not available for this visa category.

Family Inclusion:

  • Family members can be included in the application but must meet health and character requirements.


  • The visa application fee is AUD405.00 for the main applicant.
  • Some applicants may be exempt from the application charge, such as representatives of foreign governments or individuals listed in a legislative instrument.

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