Australia Temporary Work Visas

Australia Temporary Work Visas

Australia Temporary Work Visas

A temporary work visa lets you come to Australia to work on a temporary basis. There might be visa conditions on your visa that only allows specific work or work with a certain employer.

A provisional visa is also a temporary visa that provides a permanent pathway. You may be able to apply for a permanent visa related to the provisional visa.

This is a list of Temporary work visas available. If you are unsure which visa is right for you use our Visa Finder.

  • Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) – Sponsorship needed
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
  • Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Sponsorship needed
New regional visas

Two new skilled regional provisional visas will be available for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in regional Australia from 16 November 2019.

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – for people nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible family member to live and work in regional Australia.
  • Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) – for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia


There is a three-stage process in applying for Skilled Migration to Australia. Firstly you need to be on the Skills Shortage List. Australia needs people who have a skill.


The State sponsored visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia.


Your visa is valid for four years from the date of grant. You must live, study and work in regional and low population-growth metropolitan area and comply with any residential conditions.


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