Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa - Highly Specialised Work Stream

The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) - Highly Specialised Work Stream visa allow people to travel to Australia for short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work that is is likely to be completed within a continuous period of 6 months or less.




Work in Australia

The work that you are to undertake in Australia must be:

  • short-term and non-ongoing
  • highly specialised. In general, this means work that:
    • is classified as a skill level 1–3 occupation in the Australia & New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) OR
    • requires skills or knowledge that are specific to an international company, such as installing imported equipment, after sales service or emergency repairs
    • do not involve the performance of generic skilled tasks that can be undertaken by similarly qualified and skilled Australian workers
    • does not have adverse impact on the employment, training opportunities or conditions of employment in Australia
    • does not involve undertaking activities in the entertainment industry in Australia.


Visa Applicant

As the visa applicant, you must:

  • have the specialised skills, knowledge or experience that is required to perform the work referred to above, and which:
    • can assist Australian business AND
    • cannot reasonably be found in the Australian market
  • genuinely intend to stay in Australia temporarily in order to carry out the relevant work
  • have access to sufficient funds to support yourself whilst you are in Australia
  • meet health and character requirements.

Helping you, helping others

Migration Plus adds value to the community in which it works. At least 5% of our profit goes towards our contributions to what we call Step Up and Reach Out which assists selected young people from Australia and around the world who choose to improve their position in life through education and learning. Read more

Registration and regulatory information

Migration Plus is a long established, Australian based privately owned independent immigration consultancy with a team of highly skilled OMARA Registered Migration Agents who represent our clients from around the world.  Migration Plus provides fee-based services in addition to the official Government application fees and disbursements to advise, assist and represent our clients through the complex visa application process.

All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Australian Government, subject to lodging a valid application using the forms or electronic lodgement systems available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Plus is not affiliated with the Australian Government.  We act independently in assisting and representing our clients interests, we advocate for our clients. The Australian Government registers Migration Agents – all our Agents are registered under that system.  We are also licensed to provide Continuing Professional Development to Migration Agents and we belong to the Migration Institute of Australia.  We take great pride and offer exceptional professionalism in helping you achieve your immigration goal.