This visa allows you to work in the Australian entertainment industry as:
- a performer
- support or production staff.
You could get this visa if you:
- will work in the entertainment industry in Australia
- are nominated by an Entertainment sponsor.
About this Visa:
A Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420) allows you to work in Australia in the entertainment industry. You can work in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the-scenes role, such as directing, producing and other production roles.
This visa involves a three stage process:
- Sponsorship – an Australian organisation, government agency, foreign government agency or eligible individual applies to become an Entertainment sponsor
- Nomination – the Entertainment sponsor nominates you to undertake a position
- Visa – you apply for a Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420).
This is a temporary visa. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa:
Applying in Australia: If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted.
Applying outside Australia: If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when your visa is granted.
This visa is also for family members of people who already hold a Media and Film Staff visa (subclass 423).
What this Visa Lets YOU Do:
This visa allows you to work in the entertainment industry:
- as a performer in a theatre, film, television or radio production, or a concert or recording
- to support an entertainer or group of entertainers in relation to a performing contract
- to work in a production role other than as a performer in a theatre, film, television or radio production, or a concert or recording, to be performed or shown in Australia (for example, directing or producing)
- to make a documentary or a commercial.
- stay in Australia for the period of the nominated position, with a maximum stay of two years
- do the work or activity specified in your nomination
- bring eligible family members with you to Australia
- enter and leave Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.
Before You Apply:
You must be sponsored and nominated by an approved Entertainment sponsor. Before you can apply for this visa:
- an Australian organisation, government agency, foreign government agency or eligible individual must become an approved Entertainment sponsor
- an approved Entertainment sponsor must nominate you for a particular .
Nomination requirements are different depending on your intended role:
- Performer in film or television production — subsidised by government
- Performer in film or television production — not subsidised by government
- Performer not in film or television
- Production roles other than as a performer
- Support staff for an entertainer or group of entertainers
- Non-profit engagements (including support staff)
- Documentaries and commercials made for use outside Australia.
Further information can be found on the ‘Nominate’ tab.
If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. In most cases, you and your family members must have valid passports to be granted this visa.