Short stay work visas

Short stay work visas

Are you a visa finder? Looking for a short-term work visa for Australia? Then this page is for you! This is a list of Short Term Work Visas available to live in Australia for work purposes for a short term.

Working Holiday Maker visas

The Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to 12 months. Introduced in 1975, it was initially only available for young people from the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, and Canada. Today, the largest numbers of entrants under this visa subclass continue to come from the UK, followed by young people from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, France, and India.

  • Work and holiday (subclass 462)
  • Working holiday visa (subclass 417)

Pacific and seasonal work visas

Under this Visa Program, you can work as a seasonal labourer in selected industries for Australian employers who can’t source local labour. Someone can stay in Australia until the time specified in your visa grant notice. Under this visa program, you can stay in Australia for up to 9 months.

  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)  Pacific Labour scheme – endorsement needed
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) – Seasonal Worker Program – endorsement needed

This visa grant with multiple entries, which means you may be able to travel outside Australia and return during your period of Seasonal Work, you should notify your employer if you intend to depart Australia, before the conclusion of your employment.

Temporary activity and specialist visas

Visas for specific types of highly specialized work on a short-term basis.

  • Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) – sponsorship needed for some streams
  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) 
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