This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years.
You might be able to get this visa if:
The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) allows skilled workers to come to Austâ€‹ralia and work for an approved business for up to four years.
You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.
You can be in or outside Australiaâ€‹ when you lodge your application.
More information is available from the booklet Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa (649KB PDF).
This visa allows you to: