11 Nov 2016

Changes to Temporary Work and Activity Visas in November

Those interested in Australia’s temporary work and activity visa options may want to stay tuned for upcoming changes on 19 November 2016.

From this date, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will commence its new Temporary Activity Visa Framework, which will condense seven existing work visa and activity visas down to four.

There will be new regulations under the four temporary work and activity visas, some of which the Government is yet to announce.

The new framework will integrate some of the existing temporary activity visa classes into the following four visas:

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) – to be used for ‘highly specialised work’

Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) – available to coaches, sporting clubs and adjudicators

Subclass 407 Training – to have a maximum 24 month stay

Subclass 408 Temporary Activity – to be used for trade agreements, domestic work and seasonal worker programs.

Stay tuned on our blog for more or feel free to get in touch with us for more details at

Source: The Migration Institute of Australia and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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