Australian Embassy

Temporary Work visa

Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

This visa is for people who want to travel to Australia to:
• do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
• in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. ​
Generally the stay period allowed is up to three months but up to six months may be considered in limited circumstances if supported by a strong business case.
Further information is available on the Department’s website:

How to apply

You must apply for this visa online using ImmiAccount.

Once you lodge your application, you may be required to provide your biometrics at an Australian Visa Application Centre. If this is necessary, you will be sent a written request by email to do so.

Download the Temporary Work Visa checklist (English / Thai) The checklist will help you prepare all the documents you need for the application and will provide you with more information.

Processing time

The time taken for applications to be assessed fluctuates based on the number of applications received at any one time by the department.

For current processing times please visit:  Global visa and citizenship processing times.