Temporary Activity Visa – Subclass 408 (Sporting Activities)

Sporting Activities Stream

The subclass 408 temporary activity visa allows Australian sports clubs to employ coaches and other sportspeople for a short or long stay.

What can 408 visa holders do in Australia?

  • Coach an Australian team or individuals
  • Judge or act as an official
  • Participate in events
  • Work on a full-time basis in the sponsored role

Do you qualify for a visa?

Free Assessment

Am I eligible for a 408 visa?

There are two types of 408 visa; a 3 month and 2 year option. The eligibility criteria is different depending on which length of visa you apply for.

3 Month 408 Visa

  • You will need a letter of support from the peak sporting body related to your sport
  • You must demonstrate that you meet the criteria associated with the role
  • You must be a genuine temporary entrant
  • You must show that you have adequate funds to support yourself whilst in Australia
  • Your three month visa commences upon arrival in Australia

2 Year 408 Visa

  • Your sponsoring club or organisation needs to be an approved standard business sponsor
  • You must demonstrate that you have the skills needed to coach or instruct at a high level
  • The visa application can be lodged inside or outside Australia (it can be lodged whilst you hold a three month 408 visa)
  • You must hold appropriate health insurance
  • You must meet character requirements (police checks)
  • You may require English language tests and medical checks
  • Your Visa can be renewed once whilst onshore, for an additional two years

Can family members be included in a 408 visa application?

Yes, some family members and dependents can be included in your application or added at a later stage. A 408 dependent partner can work full time.

408 visa assessment

True Blue Migration is a proud community partner of Gymnastics Victoria and has successfully managed applications for dozens of overseas sports coaches, from fencing instructors to equestrian coaches.

Our team of Registered Migration Agents can assess your eligibility for the 408 visa and recommend the best pathway for you to take.

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