457 Temporary Work Visa

The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), popularly referred to as the “457 visa” is the most common long duration temporary work visa for Australia. 

You can apply for the 457 visa if you are sponsored by a company to work in Australia. 

Here is an overview of what the 457 visa allows you (and your family – partner and children) to do in Australia:

  • Live in Australia for a period of up to 4 years
  • Work for the sponsoring company for up to 4 years
  • Travel in and out of Australia repeatedly for a period of up to 4 years
  • Study in Australia for the period of the visa validity
  • You (and your family) must have your own private health insurance for your stay in Australia

While it sounds straightforward, the 457 visa comes with its strict requirements and obligations on both the sponsoring business and the sponsored 457 visa applicant.

The 457 visa also allows you to apply for an ENS Subclass 186 permanent visa under the Transition stream.

To learn more about the 457 visa click on the the following links:

457 Visa Application Process

457 Business Sponsorship Requirements

457 Business Sponsor - Training Benchmarks for approval

457 Sponsorship - How do I find a Sponsor?

457 Sponsorship Obligations

457 Nomination Requirements

457 Nomination – Occupation Requirements

457 Nomination – Labour Market Testing (LMT)

457 Nomination – Salary requirements including the TSMIT and Market Salary

457 Nomination – Position Requirements

457 Visa Application Requirements

457 Visa Application – Skills Requirement

457 Visa application – English requirement

457 Visa application – Age requirement

457 Visa Condition 8107

457 Visa and Changing Employers

What are common issues for the 457 Visa

457 Business Sponsor Compliance and Response to Monitoring


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