Sports visa

Improving the quality of sport in Australia through participation in high level competition or developing teams and skills through coaching

Migration Solutions has worked in the area of sport for a long time. We partner with professional sporting teams, competitions and community clubs to bring sporting talent to Australia. Often, sports visas are required to be processed very quickly, with competitors and officials travelling around the world and being seconded at the last minute, so a professional migration agent is needed to facilitate the process.

The Sport stream of the Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) – Subclass 408 visa is for applicants who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to improve the quality of sport in Australia through participation in high-level competition with Australian citizens or residents.

The sports stream allows visa holders to:

  • participate in a specific event or series of events as an individual or as part of a team
  • to play, coach or instruct for an Australian sporting team or organisation
  • judge or adjudicate a sporting competition or show.
  • For sports people or coaches wishing to participate in a sport for a longer period of time there are other options available such as the 482 program.

International athletes or coaches who are still active in their sport may be eligible for permanent residency in Australia through the Distinguished Talent visa program.

Visa success stories

Key sports visa migration agents

Staff image - Susan

Susan Mulder

Migration Agent (Corporate)

Mark Glazbrook, CEO

Mark Glazbrook

Principal Migration Agent

Bianca Go

Bianca Go

Migration Agent


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