Subclass 408:

Temporary Activity Visa

Subclass 408 lets you travel to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake specified activities. You’ll need to have the necessary skillsto carry out that activity, and must also be supported or sponsored.

The list of activities for Subclass 408 visas is as follows – note that each stream has its own set of additional requirements that will need to be met:

  • Australian Government endorsed events – allowing you to stay for the duration of the event, for up to four years.
  • Special programs, e.g. youth exchanges, cultural enrichment, community programmes, school language assistants, or gap year school volunteering – for up to 12 months.
  • Religious work – serving a religious institution in Australia full-time for up to two years.
  • Research activities – observing or taking part in a research project at a tertiary institution, for up to two years.
  • Invited participant for a community-based social or cultural activity, including sporting events – for up to three months.
  • Sporting activities – playing, coaching, or adjudicating for an Australian sports team, or undertaking high-level sports training. Visas are issued for up to two years.
  • Entertainment activities – working on film, television, or live productions as a performer, production, or support crew – for up to two years.
  • Superyacht crew – working for up to 12 months in Australia. Exchange arrangements with an Australian organisation for up to two years.
  • Domestic work – engaging in full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives for up to two years.

Most streams of Subclass 408 allow your family unit to accompany you to Australia.

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