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Temporary Activity Visa - Subclass 408

This visa allows you to come to Australia to undertake specific types of work on a short-term basis. There are several programs under this visa category, including:

Special Program – This can include youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community programs, school language assistants or "gap year school volunteering”. The period of the visa may be up to 12 months.

Religious Work - This category lets you do full-time spiritual work for a religious institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 2 years.

Research Activities - This visa lets you observe or take part in a research project at research or tertiary institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa can stay here for up to 2 years.

Other Social and Cultural Activities - This visa lets you come to Australia if you are invited to participate in a community-based event, including sporting events. You and your family who travel on the visa with you can stay here for up to 3 months.

Sporting Activities - This visa allows you to play, coach, instruct, or mediate for an Australian team, or do high-level sports training with a sporting organisation. You and your family can stay in Australia for up to 2 years.

Entertainment Activities - This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to work in the entertainment industry on film, television or live productions as a performer, production or support staff. You can include family members in your visa application. The period may be up to two years.

Super Yacht Crew - This visa lets you work in Australia as a crew member of a superyacht. You can stay here for up to 12 months.

Exchange Arrangements - This visa lets you come to Australia as part of a staff exchange with an Australian organisation. You and your family members who travel here on the visa with you can stay for up to 2 years.

Australian Government Endorsed Events - This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to participate in events which are endorsed by the Australian Government. You can include family members in your visa application. A stay may be up to 4 years if you are an event organiser.

Domestic Work for Executives - This visa lets you come to Australia to do full-time domestic work in the household of individual senior foreign executives. You and members of your family unit can stay here for up to 2 years.

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Dyson and Associates have substantial experience in these categories of visas and can assist you in all aspects of the application.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.