Working Holiday and Other Visas

A range of visas available for people to participate in specific professional, cultural/social activities or to receive medical treatment in Australia. Please register now to speak to a consultant, to ensure that you choose the visa most beneficial to your individual circumstances.

  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Distinguished Talent visa (Offshore)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (Onshore)
  • Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/Consular) Visa
  • Domestic Worker (Executive) Visa
  • Exchange Visa
  • Entertainment Visa
  • Foreign Government Agency Visa
  • Medical Treatment Short Stay Visa
  • Medical Treatment Long Stay Visa
  • Media and Film Staff Visa
  • Religious Worker Visa
  • Retirement Visa
  • Investor Retirement Visa
  • Special Programs Visa
  • Sport Visa
  • Visiting Academic Visa
  • Refugee
  • Special Humanitarian Program (SHP)

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Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between the following arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) For people from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom. Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) For applicants from Chile, Thailand, Turkey and the USA to holiday and work in Australia.

Distinguished Talent visa (Offshore)

A permanent visa for people outside Australia, nominated for migration on the basis of their internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, the arts, sport, research or academia.

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Distinguished Talent visa (Onshore)

A permanent visa for people in Australia, nominated for migration on the basis of their internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, the arts, sport, research or academia.

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Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/Consular) Visa

A temporary visa for a domestic worker to be employed in the household of a diplomatic visa holder in Australia.

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Domestic Worker (Executive) Visa

A temporary visa for a domestic worker to be employed in the household of certain senior executives in charge of an Australian office of an overseas organisation.

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Exchange Visa

For skilled people to broaden their work experience and skills. Reciprocal arrangements allow Australian residents similar opportunities overseas. Also for use under certain bilateral exchange agreements.

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Entertainment Visa

For people to work in the Australian entertainment industry; in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the scenes role, such as directors, producers and other production personnel.

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Foreign Government Agency Visa

For representatives or employees of foreign government agencies, who do not have official status in Australia. For people seeking to enter Australia under an agreement between Australia and another country.

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Medical Treatment Short Stay Visa

For people to travel to Australia for medical treatment or medical consultations for a period of up to three months.

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Medical Treatment Long Stay Visa

For people to travel to Australia for medical treatment or medical consultations for a period of three to twelve months.

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Media and Film Staff Visa

For television or film crew, including actors, production and support staff and still-photographers. Applicants must be involved in the production of documentary programs, or commercials, exclusively for use outside Australia.

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Religious Worker Visa

For religious workers to directly service religious objectives of an Australian organisation. Applicants must be sponsored by a religious organisation in Australia.

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Retirement Visa

Only available to people who already hold this visa and want to rollover their current visa, or whose Retirement visa (410) has ceased and they have not been granted a substantive visa.

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Investor Retirement Visa

A temporary visa for people aged 55 years or older who are able to make a significant long term financial investment in Australia. This visa is not a pathway to a permanent visa.

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Special Programs Visa

For people who have been invited to participate in an approved special program such as a community benefit or youth exchange program. For people who hold a Churchill Fellowship.

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Sport Visa

A temporary visa for professional sports people. Applicants to engage in competition and training with Australian residents to improve the quality of sport in Australia.

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Visiting Academic Visa

For invited academics to visit Australia to observe or participate in research projects, without remuneration other than a contribution towards living expenses and travel costs.

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Refugee

For people who are subject to persecution in their home country and who are in need of resettlement. The majority of applicants who are considered under this category are identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and referred by UNHCR to Australia. The Refugee visa category includes Refugee, In-country Special Humanitarian, Emergency Rescue and Women at Risk sub-categories.

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Special Humanitarian Program (SHP)

For people outside their home country who are subject to substantial discrimination amounting to gross violation of human rights in their home country. A proposer (known as sponsor under the Migration Program) who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, or an organisation that is based in Australia, must support applications for entry under the SHP

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