Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
Temporary visas holders currently employed or capable of being employed in critical sectors may be eligible for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa.
Working holiday makers employed in critical sectors who have not completed the 3 or 6 months of specified work required to apply for a second or third Working Holiday Maker visa, and are unable to leave Australia, may be eligible for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa. This visa will allow working holiday makers to remain lawfully in Australia, and continue working, if they wish to do so, until they can return to their home country. TSS 482 visa /457 visa holders who have lost their jobs may also be eligible to apply for the 408 visa (COVID-19 stream).
Those already in Australia with the Seasonal Worker Program whose visas are expiring, will be able to extend their stay in Australia by applying for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream) visa.
Australian Government endorsed events
This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to participate in events which are endorsed by the Australian Government.
For the duration of the event or up to 4 years however we anticipate the 408 COVID stream will be between 6 to 12 months.
COVID-19 Pandemic visa: Free & STAC fees don’t apply
Processing times are not available for this visa.
- remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
- remain in Australia to assist in critical sectors including healthcare, disability and aged care, childcare and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this visa you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid and include members of the family unit in your application.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application.