Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (subclass 400)

The Short Stay Activity Visa 400 is a temporary authorization that permits a stay of up to three months in Australia for individuals involved in specific activities, tailored to:

  • Engaging in short-term, highly specialized, non-continuing work
  • Participating in work or activities that serve the interests of Australia under particular situations

Applicants must apply from outside Australia and must also be abroad when the visa is issued.

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Advantages of the Temporary Work Visa

  • Stay in Australia for up to three months with the possibility of extending your visit to six months under specific conditions. Your stay counts from the day you arrive in Australia.
  • Bring your qualified family members along to Australia (Note: Family members cannot undertake employment in Australia with a 400 visa)
  • Enjoy the flexibility of multiple visits to Australia if you are granted a multiple entry visa.


Qualification Requirements

To qualify for this visa, applicants must:

  • Engage only in specialized, temporary, and non-recurring work or activities
  • Possess the necessary skills or relevant work experience for the intended work or activity
  • Ensure sufficient financial means to sustain themselves and any dependents during the stay
  • Be supported by the Australian organization extending the invitation to work
  • Fulfill health and character standards set by the visa requirements


Visa Usage Limits and Regulations

Complete all tasks or activities within a maximum of six months

  • Once your visa expires, you should not remain in Australia
  • Do not engage in any educational or training programs while on this visa
  • Employment in the entertainment sector is prohibited (e.g., you cannot perform as an artist or assist an entertainment group in Australia. You are also not allowed to direct or produce content intended for public broadcast or performance in Australia. However, you can attend a red carpet event and promote a musical band without performing.)
  • You are required to maintain the same job title during your stay under this visa


Financial Proof Required

It’s necessary to show that you have enough funds to support yourself and any family accompanying you throughout your stay in Australia. Please provide:

  • Your Job Contract
  • Recent Bank Statements or a Confirmation Letter from your Bank
  • Details of Accommodation and any additional allowances provided by your employer in Australia


Health and Integrity Standards

All applicants and their family members included must meet these criteria:

  • Complete a medical check-up within one year before submitting the visa application to meet health standards
  • Obtain Police Clearance Certificates from every country where you have lived for at least 12 months during the past 10 years after reaching 16 years of age, to meet the character standards


Health Insurance in Australia

If your home country does not have a healthcare agreement with Australia, it’s essential to enroll in Australia’s national health service, Medicare, to ensure all your medical expenses are covered during your stay on a visa.

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Obligations to the Australian Government

Before your visa is approved, you must ensure that you have no outstanding financial obligations to the Australian government or have made arrangements to settle them.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for general understanding and should not be considered as legal advice. For detailed guidance, we advise consulting a Registered Migration Agent or visiting the Department of Home Affairs website at: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/400-.

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