CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS COVID‑19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa

What you can do with this visa

  • Travel to or stay in Australia to take part in the Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery event

How long you can stay

  • If you are working in a critical sector – up to 12 months
  • 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


  • You must be in Australia.
  • Have a valid visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago
  • Be able to support yourself and any dependants
  • Meet the health and character requirement
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant, you must provide
  • Statement to show how you are impacted by the travel restrictions
  • And/or Evidence of ongoing employment, if applying for this visa to work or continue to work in critical sector
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Have no debt to the Australian Government

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