Short Stay Visa

There are a range of short stay visas that allow a person to temporarily stay in Australia.  Some of the popular short stay visas are listed below.

Visitor Visa Subclass 600:

For tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months:

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for business reasons.

To qualify for this visa the person must be a genuine visitor and have funds to support their stay in Australia.

Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

This visa is for people to travel to or remain longer in Australia for medical treatment who holds or has applied for this visa.  It is also for people who are donating an organ.

This visa allows a person to remain in Australia until the treatment plan or consultations are finished.

The person will need to show they have adequate funds to support their stay.

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
This visa you to enter or remain in Australia for the purposes of the following activities –
  • Attend Australian government endorsed events
  • Take part in Approved special programs
  • Undertake fulltime religious work
  • Observe or take part in research project
  • Participate in community-based event
  • Undertake sporting activities
  • Undertake entertainment activities
  • Work in Australia as a crew member of superyacht
  • Take part in staff exchange with an Australian organization
  • Take part in staff exchange with an Australian organization

The stay period for these visas are between 3 months to 4 years, depending on the visa category.