COVID-19 and the border
Information and updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak can be found on the Departments COVID-19 website.
Latest updates:

  • Explore your visa and travel options
  • Frequently Asked Questions includes information for Working Holder Maker visa holders who are granted a Temporary Activity (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Event (AGEE) stream visa. Note work undertaken on this visa does not count as specified work for the purpose of applying for a second or third WHM visa.

State and territory border closures
Some states and territories in Australia have closed their borders to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. Keep up to date with state and territory border closures and entry requirements.

COVID-19 Visa – Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
The Australian Government has introduced the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa for workers in the  agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care and childcare sectors.

This visa :

  • ensures visa holders retain their lawful status, so that they are less vulnerable and can adhere to health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community;
  • provides a visa pathway for temporary visa holders in Australia who can assist in critical sectors to remain in Australia and work, where it is in the public interest to do so;
  • provides a visa pathway for temporary visa holders who are unable to depart Australia and have no other options to extend their stay.

Read more Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government endorsed events