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Overview of visas for Australia

The Australian Government offers several visa options to Indian citizens who wish to travel to Australia to undertake research. The following is an indicative list of visas that may grant a researcher or student entry to Australia, depending on your individual circumstances.

Visa information can change. You should consult the Department of Home Affairs website for the most up to date information. Should you require further help about your visa options, Home Affairs recommends you consult a registered migration agent.

A list of registered migration agents is available on the Home Affairs website: Using a Migration Agent.

Temporary visas

Subclass 400: Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa

The Highly Specialised Work stream of this temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.

Subclass 407: Training visa

This visa allows you to take part in workplace-based occupational training activities to improve your skills for your job, area of tertiary study, field of expertise or in a professional development training program in Australia.

Subclass 408: Temporary Activity (Research activities) visa

This visa lets you observe or take part in a research project at a research or tertiary institution in Australia.

Subclass 500: Student visa

Visit Australia to participate in a course of study, including postgraduate degrees and postgraduate research programs.

Permanent visas

Subclass 124: Distinguished Talent visa

This is a permanent visa for people outside Australia who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field, including academia and research.

Subclass 858: Global talent visa

This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field, including academia and research.