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TEMPORARY WORK (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) VISA (SUBCLASS 403)

 

This is a temporary visa to work in specific circumstances that improve Australia’s international relations.

See the table below for information on specific streams.
Visa stream Duration of stay Cost  Additional information
Government agreement Up to 2 years From AUD310
  • Be employed or engaged under the terms and conditions of a bilateral agreement between Australia and another country
  • Stay in Australia for up to 2 years
Domestic worker (diplomatic or consular) Up to 12 months From AUD310
  • Do full-time domestic work in the household of someone who holds a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995)
  • Work in Australia in line with Australian employment conditions for the time your employer is posted to Australia
Privileges and immunities stream  For the time that is specified in the visa grant letter Free
  • Stay in Australia while you are working as an international representative
  • The position must have, or expect to have, privileges and immunities under relevant legislation
Seasonal worker program stream Up to 9 months From AUD310
  • Be invited by an approved Temporary Activities Sponsor to participate in the Seasonal Worker Program
  • Work as a seasonal labourer in selected industries for Australian employers who can’t source local labour
Pacific labour scheme stream Up to 3 years From AUD310
  • Be endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to take part in the Pacific Labour Scheme
  • Be invited by an approved Temporary Activities sponsor to participate in the program