The Temporary Activity Visa Subclass 408 is a short-stay visa that allows you to undertake different short-term activities in Australia.
Generally, you will need a sponsorship by an approved Temporary Activities Sponsor except if you are in overseas and seeking for the 3 months or less stay in Australia. The application must be supported by an Australian organization or citizen/permanent resident of Australia if you do not require the sponsorship.
You must fall among one of the below eligibility streams to be eligible for a Temporary Activity Visa Subclass 408:
This option requires you to be invited by an Australian organization or an overseas organization to take part in an event/event series in Australia. This is valid till 3 months.
This option is useful when you are either:
This option requires you to work for the full-time with a religious organization of Australia.
This option requires you to work as a domestic worker for a person who holds either a Temporary Skilled Worker Visa Subclass 457 or the Temporary International Relations Work Visa Subclass 403.
This option is available for the superyacht crews.
This option requires the following two scenarios:
This option requires an agreement of exchange of staffs between an overseas business and an Australian business.
This option requires a School Language Assistance Program Activity or a school to school exchange.
This option requires a special program agreement in effect non-profit organization government agency, or youth exchange.
This option requires the event to be specified by a legislative instrument like commonwealth games and a class of people to be identified like coaches/competitors. This doesn't require any sponsorship and visa results of 4 years duration.
This option is for the support staff and the performers. The criteria of this stream depend on whether the performance is of film or TV, is for non-profit purposes, or for the productions for overseas markets.
You can be either in Australia or outside of Australia while lodging your visa application. You must lodge your visa application online.
You can include your family members (Spouses and children) in your visa application.
Temporary Activity Visa Subclass 408 is valid for the stay of 2 years in Australia. You must maintain your health insurance while leaving in Australia. This visa is subjected to the condition 8107 which refuse to allow work apart from the specified activities in the visa application.