The purpose of this visa is to allow people with distinguished talent who are outside Australia to apply to migrate to Australia.
This visa is relevant for foreign crew (including supernumerary crew) who are employed, or under offer of employment. This visa is used for non-military ships on international voyages to Australia.
The Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to undertake one of the following activities:
To work in the entertainment industry in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the-scenes role, such as directing, producing and other production roles
The Training visa (subclass 407) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training or professional development.
The Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) allows you to come to Australia under one of five streams:
Government Agreement stream: to come to Australia under the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government or an Australian state or territory government and the government of another country
The Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400) is a temporary visa that lets you enter Australia to:
do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests.
You must first arrive in Australia within six months of the date the visa is granted, or within a shorter time-frame if granted.
This visa is appropriate for the skilled workers who have a company in Australia willing to sponsor them.
The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years and their employer wants to offer them a permanent position