Who should apply?
Australia's temporary residence policy facilitates the temporary entry of people who can contribute to the economic, cultural and social development of the Australian community. Temporary residence visas allow people to live and work in Australia for a limited time. Most subclasses require sponsorship by an Australian organisation which must be approved by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Australia before the visa application is lodged.
There is a variety of visa options available to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities in Australia.
For detailed information on options for people wanting to live and work in Australia temporarily please refer to the DIAC website.
Applications for some categories of Temporary Residence visa (for instance, Entertainers, Occupational Trainee) must be sent directly to a processing office in Australia. Details of how and where to lodge applications are shown on the website.