Work Visa Australia

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Visa - Subclass 400

This is a Highly Specialised Stream, you can apply for this visa if you have specialised work skill or experience which is not easily available in Australia.

The subclass 400 visa is a temporary work visa that allows people to come to Australia to work in certain occupations for a short period. This visa is valid for up to three months and can be extended for up to six months in some cases. The eligible occupations for this visa include chefs, entertainers, sportspeople, etc.
With Temporary Work visa 400, you can
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You must

  • have highly specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can help Australian business and can’t reasonably be found in Australia
  • only do the work or activities for which your visa was granted


  • Grant for up to 6 months (depending on the circumstances).
  • Generally, for a stay period longer than 3 months, a strong business case must be provided with the application.
  • You can’t apply for this visa in Australia or stay longer by extending this visa.

Apply for Short- Stay Specialist Visa

You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa and we decide on your application.


The visa is granted with either:

  • single entry – if you leave Australia, you can’t re-enter Australia on the visa, or
  • multiple entry – you can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid

Re-entering Australia on a multiple entry visa does not re-start the period of stay you were granted.

The period of stay you were granted starts on the date you first enter Australia.

If you are granted a single entry visa, you will only be allowed to enter Australia once. You will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia after you leave.

If you are granted a multiple entry visa you can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

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We understand that it can sometimes be frustrating, stressful and confusing when you want apply for a visa to Australia.

Call us on (02) 8678 5756 to arrange a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents.

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