Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) – Subclass 400
What is Subclass 400 Visa?
This temporary visa is for people with specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia, to do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia
This visa lets you:
stay in Australia for generally up to three months, or six months in limited circumstances
do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work in Australia
in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests
The subclass 400 visa comprises 2 streams:
+ Stream 1 – Highly Specialised Work Stream
This stream captures highly specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can assist Australian business and cannot reasonably be found in the Australian labour market; for applicants who holds the skills required to carry out this work.
The work must be not ongoing in nature. This means that the activity is likely to be completed within 3 months. A stay of up to 6 months may be considered where there is a strong business case. Workers must not be "rotated" through the same position. If the position requires to be filled for periods longer than 6 months, the TSS subclass 482 visa may be more suitable.
+ Stream 2 – Australia’s Interests Stream
Applicants to this stream would be typically required to demonstrate compelling circumstances affecting Australia's interests - such as:
- Major disasters or emergencies
- Impact on Australia's diplomatic, trade or business interests
- Significant benefit due to the person's contribution