Sport Visa Australia | Subclass 408

At Visa Crew We offer relevant, Migration advice to compliment your individual requirements. The core of our service is a firm belief the migration legal process should be made easy to navigate and easy to understand. People and organisations face difficult hurdles when navigating migration law. We have the expertise with all migration matters, complex or straight forward.  

Need  a sports Visa? Call us for good advice!

Who Is This Sports Visa For Introduction

Temporary Activity Subclass 408 Sports Visa is a specialist, short stay visa allowing people to undertake short-term sports activities in Australia. This visa covers a broad range of Sports activities such as swimming, commonwealth games, Elite Sports People, Sailing.

If you ate not included in the list below don't worry. Just enquire about your eligibility. If this visa is not suitable there are other options to consider.

Who Can Get This Sport Visa?

Sports People

• Elite Player, Professional Sports People

• For those whose to to partake in training at national level

• Participate in a specific event or series of events as an individual or as part of a team


• Referees, Umpires, Adjudicators, Judges

• Judge, referee for a sporting club, for a season under contract

• Judge, referee or adjudicate for a competition or show.

Sports Coach

• Coach or Instruct in Australia

Coach or instruct for an Australian sporting team or organisation

• Coach or Instruct an Australian sporting club, for a season under contract

Athletes Support Team

• For those who support the elite sports person - speciality advisors

• Nutritional Advisor, Sports Trainers, Conditioning Consultants, Movement Specialists, etc.

Government Endorsed Events

Events like Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018

What Australian Organisations May Participate In This Sport Visa Program?

• Cricket Australia • Community Rugby • AFL • Rogaining Australia • Tennis Australia • Netball Australia • Athletics Australia • Rugby Union • Disability Sports Australia • Golf Australia • Australia Institute Of Sport • Boxing • Cycling • MotorSport • Wrestling • Rowing • etc

Recognised Australian sports organisations and sports associations may participate in this unique visa program. This is a real opportunity to bring sports specialist from overseas and train/educate our budding sports enthusiasts. 

A GUIDE | Temporary Sports Activity Visa

The Sport stream of the Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) - Subclass 408 visa is for applicants who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to improve the quality of sport in Australia through participation in high-level competition with Australian citizens or residents.

Australia is a major destination for sports industries and provides significant incentives and advantages to encourage sports projects in Australia. Australia attracts a wide range of foreign talented sports people wish to temporarily work on sport related projects. 

Once granted, the visa holder may remain in Australia and work in an area that aligns with the activity type under which the visa was approved. The visa is generally granted for the period of activity, perhaps  up to two years. Invited Participant visa stream may only be granted up to three months or special program activity visa streams are usually granted for periods of up to 12 months. 

This Category | Temporary Sport Visa

Temporary Activity  Visa | Subclass 408 

Sport Visa Application | What Is Required

Evidence required for this visa can sometimes appear a little onerous. With unlimited work rights granted with this visa, the department are eager to ensure all applicants are considered appropriately. With the correct evidence supplied, the department can make quick decisions on applications; sometimes visas can be granted within weeks! 

Each applicant, will be required at a minimum to provide the following documentation. Depending on the individuals circumstances, Visa Crew will inform you of additional information required to make a successful application.

Basic application may include the following items:

Passport details

Adequate Health Insurance for the period of stay

Documentation from approved ‘Sponsor’

Contracts of employment (eg. booking contracts)

Proposed Itinerary in Australia

Police clearance certificate 

We understand each case is unique and sometimes complex, depending upon the particular circumstances, a variety of documents may be required prior to lodgement. To limit client stress, in advance, we provide an easy to follow online form and checklist for all applicants. It couldn't be simpler!!

All documents and evidence is assessed by our migration agent and uploaded onto our online portal. Usually within 24 hours an acknowledgement is received from the department to confirm the application is under consideration. 


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Basic Eligibility Criteria | 408 Temporary Sport Visa

This application relates to the individual, who would need to demonstrate that they satisfy the prescribed visa criteria, including age, skill, competency, health and character.  Visa requirements include:

  • 18 years or older (exempt in limited circumstances),

  • Genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily,

  • Adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia (not required if the stay is less than three months)

  • Support themselves (and family members) financially, 

  • Satisfy health and character requirements. 


Depending which stream suits the applicants circumstances there may be additional criteria to be satisified.

Just ask us, we are here to help...




Q Can I Include Family Members?

Yes, eligible family members may be included. Ensure to put their names on application even if they may follow till later

Q Can I Work In Australia?

Yes, you may work as prescribed in visa grant notice; your family members may have limited work rights too. 

Q Can the visa be Extended?

When in Australia you may apply for a second visa; this time however you will require an approved  Temporary Activity Sponsor with the application.

Q How Long Can I Stay?

Visa is usually valid for three months and permits multiple exit/entry to Australia during this period. 

Q How Can I Get This Visa?

Contact Visa Crew, we will assess your eligibility for this Sport Visa and advise accordingly. If this visa does not suit your circumstances there are other options you can avail of. We are authorised and qualified to lodge a visa application on your behalf.

Q How Much Does The Visa Cost?

Department charges | $275 | Primary Applicant

Our fees are reasonable and affordable. At Visa Crew we understand the complexities of migration law. We take charge of the process, ensuring a stress free and successful visa application.

Call us for more information, tks!


Sponsorship | 408 Temporary Activity Visa

Sponsorship may be  required depending upon your individual circumstances. We of course can communicate with your sponsor in Australia to ensure the visa application goes smoothly. 

Do I Require A Sponsor?

  • If you are outside Australia and require the visa for less than 3 months stay then a sponsor is not required. 

  • If you are outside Australia and require the visa for more than 3 months stay, then a sponsor is  required. 

  • If you are in Australia when applying for the visa then a sponsor is required.

In circumstances when a sponsor is not required, the applicant will be required to provide evidence in relation to the activity they wish to undertake. A letter from the relevant Australian organisation may suffice. Don't worry, we can help with this...

Who Can Become A Sponsor

A sports organisation, association or professional may apply to become a 'Temporary Activity Sponsor'. Once approved the sponsorship is valid for five years, the sponsor can continue to sponsor sports applicants during validity of approval.

Checklist | Visa Application

The team at Visa Crew are experienced when it comes to Sport Visa applications. When you engage our services we provide you with an itemised checklist of all documents and procedures required to make a successful Visa Application. This process avoids incomplete applications, unnecessary delays and ultimately our clients can continue smiling in the knowledge they are in the hands of a qualified professional.

Registered Migration Agents | Confidentiality Assured

Client confidentiality is important, we guarantee all communications with you are kept private; without exception. At all times we do not disclose or allow to be disclosed information about our clients or our clients business, to any third parties. Our clients can be happy in the knowledge their confidentiality is of upmost importance to Visa Crew.

Migration Legislation | Stay Current

As legislation and regulations around visas changes often, call us for an up to date appraisal; we will happily advise the best option for your visit to Australia. Don't hesitate to call our Registered Migration Agents, w'ed love to hear from you...

Very helpful and friendly team. Providing excellent services to achieve positive outcome. My Big thanks to Michael and the team for the advice and support


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