The below provides a high level summary of immigration requirements for Australia. Whether a traveler may enter as a business visitor or requires a work permit depends on the traveler's nationality, duration of stay and activities in the country.

Allowable Activities

  • Attending business meetings or discussions
  • Contract-related activities
  • Attending a conference or seminar as a participant. Participant cannot be paid or compensated to attend.

Basic Requirements

To be considered a business visitor, the foreign national must show:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of visa application
  • Documents verifying purpose of trip, including an invitation letter from the inviting business
  • Proof of sufficient funds abroad (such as bank statements or credit card limits)

Maximum Period Stay

The maximum period of stay in Australia as a business visitor for all visa types is up to three months per entry in a 12-month period. 

Work Permit Types

The most common work visa types in Australia are the Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa and the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Subclass 400) Visa.

Maximum Period Stay

The Subclass 400 Visa may be issued for 3-6 months, while the Subclass 482 Visa may be issued for 2-4 years, depending on the stream selected.