Short-stay Business Visas (subclass 456/459/651/956/977)


This visa is for applicants who wish to visit Australia for business purposes.


Visit Australia to undertake business activities for a period of up to three (3) months on each visit over a twelve (12) month period. Occasionally, the visa is granted for a lesser timeframe.


There are different requirements depending on the reason for your business visit and passport country. Generally applicants must:


  • have a genuine need to visit Australia for business purposes;
  • have personal attributes and an employment background relevant to their business visit;
  • in some cases applicants must provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover costs for the duration of their stay in Australia;
  • in some instances a letter of invitation by an Australian business may be required;
  • in some instances you may need to supply evidence for the reason of your business visit including conference registration, letter from employer, employment contract, itinerary including business contact in Australia;
  • meet health and character requirements;
  • health/travel insurance is recommended.

Please contact us for further information.