408 VISA FOR COVID-19

This temporary visa lets you stay in Australia to work if you are employed in a critical industry sector. If you are working in a critical sector (agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care, child care, or tourism and hospitality) – you can get up to 12 months of subclass 408 Visa.

If you are not working in a critical sector – up to 3 months

If you currently hold a COVID-19 Pandemic event visa that is about to expire you may be eligible for another COVID-19 Pandemic event visa if:

  • you wish to remain in Australia to continue working in a critical sector, or
  • you are unable to depart Australia before the expiry of your visa due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

 

With this visa you can

  • remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • remain in Australia to work in the following critical sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • agriculture

    • food processing

    • health care

    • aged care

    • disability care

    • child care or

    • tourism and hospitality

If you are a visitor to Australia and cannot support yourself, you should make arrangements to return home.

You must

  • apply online

  • be in Australia

  • maintain adequate health insurance during your stay in Australia

Applicants working in a critical sector (agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care, child care, or tourism and hospitality) must:

  • have evidence from an employer of your employment or an offer of employment and that an Australian citizen or permanent resident cannot fill the position

  • hold a substantive visa that expires in 90 days or less, or your last substantive visa expired 28 days or less ago

Applicants whose departure is delayed by COVID-19 travel restrictions must:

  • tell us why the restrictions prevent your departure

  • hold a substantive visa that expires in 90 days or less, or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago

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