This article is updated regularly. Last updated: Monday, 12th February 2024



Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482), popularly referred to as the “TSS visa” is the most common long duration temporary work visa for Australia. 

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

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

  • Live in Australia for a period of up to 2 years for the shorter term or 4 years for the medium term (longer term)
  • Work for the sponsoring company
  • Travel in and out of Australia repeatedly while holding the visa
  • 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
  • PR pathway after 2 years (186 Visa)

While it sounds straightforward, the TSS (482) visa comes with its strict requirements and obligations on both the sponsoring business and the sponsored TSS visa applicant.

The medium-term stream if the TSS visa also allows you to apply for a RSMS subclass 187 permanent visa under the Transition stream.

To learn more about the TSS 482 visa click on the following links:

TSS 482 Visa Application Process
TSS 482 Business Sponsorship Requirements
TSS 482 Sponsorship - How do I find a Sponsor?
TSS 482 Sponsorship Obligations
TSS 482 Nomination Requirements
TSS 482 Nomination – Occupation Requirements
TSS 482 Nomination – Labour Market Testing (LMT)
TSS 482 Nomination – Salary requirements including the TSMIT and Market Salary
TSS 482 Nomination – Position Requirements
TSS 482 Visa Application Requirements
TSS 482 Visa application – English Requirement
TSS 482 Visa application – Age Requirement
TSS 482 Visa Condition 8607
TSS 482 Visa and Changing Employers
TSS 482 Occupation List
TSS 482 Regional Postal Codes
What are common issues for the TSS 482 Visa?
TSS 482 Business Sponsor Compliance and Response to Monitoring

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