Subclass 400

temporary work Visa (short stay specialist)

What is A temporary work visa?

The Subclass 400 Short Stay Specialist Visa is designed for people who want to travel to Australia for either short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work or in some circumstances, to participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. A Subclass 400 Visa holder is generally allowed to stay in Australia for 3 months and in some circumstances, with requests supported by a strong business case, may be granted a period of 6 months. 

General provisions

Bring family members along – however not be allowed to work

May combine holiday with intended work but must be secondary


Limitations on work or activity

Course of study & workplace-based training

Working in the entertainment industry

No Further Stay condition

Getting support from work

To get a Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visa, you may also work with an organisation in Australia who will support your visa application. Workers in Australia, including visa holders with permission to work, have rights under Australian workplace law. Freelance work may be covered under this category, such as those done by freelance journalists and photographers undertaking a media assignment. 

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