All information in this topic is to be taken as
a guide only and may be outdated. The Department
of Immigration of Australia, constantly modify
and update the rules for most types of Visas.
For actual and correct information, please
consult the official
website of the Department of Immigration.
has different Visa classes to work in Australia:
Holiday Visa - Available
only to people from countries which Australia
has agreement. This Visa allows Citizens of
these countries to travel and work in Australia
for a period of one year renewable for another
year if the holder intent to work in "Rural
areas" (understand Rural areas as any town
outside the bigger urban areas).The person must
have between 18 and 30 years old to be accepted
as an applicant and the Visa can only be granted
from outside Australia.
Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) For
people from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong
Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan,
Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) Argentina,
Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia,
Thailand, Turkey and the USA .
for more info about Working Holiday Visa or Work
Time Working Visa - Available
to International Students, enrolled in a course
full time and with duration of more than 12
weeks. It is allowed a maximum of work of 40
hours peeach 2 weeks and during school breaks
and holidays. The permission may be included
with the student visa.
Duration Business - This
Visa is for people in Business trips to
Australia with a duration of less than 3 months.
Example: Seminars, Conferences, workshops,
Business Visits. and Business Meetings.
Long Duration Business - This Visa allows the holder to stay for a maximum of 4 years working in
Australia. It is tailor made for people send to
Australia to work in one Australian branch of
the company. To get this Visa the applicant must
supply to the Dept of Immigration a letter from
the company he/she works in Australia or another
country explaining the needs for that
professional take that position in the
Australian branch, and the duration of the
position. Also medical exams are necessary.
Purchase of a Business - This Visa is part of the
Immigration Category, and it is based on the
principle of a reasonable investment in a
Business of a minimum value in Australia. (not
all business are approved for the purpose). The
owner of the Business must employ a minimum
number of Australians and will have the right to
work and live in Australia. There are many
restrictions and obligations involved. For more
details talk to an Immigration Agent. the
Embassy, or Immigration officer near you.
Visa 416 for professional experience - Usually
is a Visa tailor made for students to gain some
work experience or participate in a practical
training skill. It is like a visa for
internship, paid or not, and usually is related
to a Student Visa.
Note1: there is a new Visa
for Medical Practice only. Part of a program to
and Nurses to Australia
Note2: Regional Australia are
all cities of Australia except Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, NSW
Central Coast, Wollongong, Perth, Canberra.
Adelaide and Hobart are considered as
Work Permit (Sponsorship)- It
is a Visa that allows the holder to work legally
in Australia for any company that wants to
sponsor the employee. There are some
restrictions by the Immigration Department such
as the minimum size of the company, salary above
a certain mark, and the company will have to
prove that there is not an Australian qualified
and available to take the position. In other
words, is the case of a company contracting you
to work in a certain speciality. Usually the
Visa is conditioned to the work and contractor,
meaning if you loose the job, you loose the
is true Johnny, in my country I live in the mud . Here
in Australia I was contracted to remove the mud".