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This visa lets you visit Australia and stay for up to three months for business puposes.


You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia for:

  • business
  • business-related meetings
  • seminars
  • conventions
  • conferences
  • networking.

About visa

The Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) closed to new applications from 23 March 2013. The work entitlements on this visa have been replaced by the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400). From 19 November 2016, this visa was replaced by the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialise) visa (subclass 400).

Business people intending to travel to Australia for a short business visit (for example, going to a conference, negotiation or meeting) but not intending to work in Australia, can apply for the Business Visitor stream of the Visitor visa (subclass 600).