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Entertainment Visa


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Australian Entertainment Visa (Subclass 420): Your Questions Answered!
 
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

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This Oz visa is for people who intend to work temporarily in Australia in the entertainment industry. This includes those undertaking work in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the scenes role such as directors, producers and other production personnel.


Yes, you must be sponsored by an Australian person or organisation in order to be eligible for the entertainment visa. Your sponsor will need to consult with the relevant union in relation to your employment in Australia, unless the engagement you are taking part in is of a cultural or educational nature for non-commercial purposes. This consultation should take place before you lodge your Australian visa application.


There are six categories under which you may be eligible for this visa to Australia:
  • Performer in a film or television production
  • Performer not in film or television
  • Supporting an entertainer or group of entertainers
  • Directors and producers
  • Non-commercial productions
  • Country to country agreements

Visit Am I Eligible for more information on the requirements for each of the categories.


Visa First advises you to apply for your Australian Entertainment Visa at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia.


When you are in Australia on an entertainment visa you can only engage in work that is relevant to the tasks specified in your visa application. You must not:
  • stop working for the employer who sponsored you for the visa either by becoming unemployed or changing employer;
  • work in a position that is not consistent with the position nominated in your visa application;
  • work for another person or for yourself while working for your sponsor – for example by undertaking secondary employment.



Your sponsor is responsible for:
  • any financial obligations you and your family incur during your stay in Australia
  • your compliance with all relevant legislation to any employment you undertake in Australia
  • you and your families compliance with the conditions under which you were allowed to enter Australia
  • not making any variations to the itinerary listed or making arrangements for additional venues, performances or appearances on behalf of the entertainers without obtaining the prior approval of immigration
  • meeting all Australian tax obligations.



The following people may be included in your Australian visa application:
  • your spouse
  • your or your spouse's dependent children
  • other dependent relatives.

If you are planning to bring family members with you to Australia, you must provide the appropriate birth and marriage certificates.


The length of this visa varies depending on the duration of your involvement in the entertainment industry in Australia.


If you decide to apply to extend your stay while in Australia, you will need to complete a new visa application and attach the appropriate evidence to support the purpose for your stay in Oz.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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Carpenter
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
52,100- 60,000
43,620- 48,953
Teacher
55,500- 63,118
45,915- 51,057
55,000- 65,000
45,578- 52,328
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Nurse
59,820- 72,100
48,831- 57,120
57,000- 67,000
46,928- 53,678
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
Accountant
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Diesel mechanic
58,000- 71,540
47,603- 56,742
55,000- 65,000
45,578- 52,328
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Chef de Partie
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278



WA-$512; SA-$352; NSW-$497; VIC-$485; QLD-$387; NT-$610


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