Australian government endorsed events (COVID-19 Pandemic) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia if you are working in a critical sector or if you are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Note: Due to urgent need for critical sector workers, The Department of Home Affairs has brought in a less restrictive policy for the Work Limitation Visa Condition 8107
Note: A bridging visa is not a substantive visa
There is no visa application charge (VAC) associated with this visa
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics
This is a temporary visa; your length of stay will be specified in your visa grant letter issued by The Department of Home Affairs
If you are employed in a critical sector, the length of stay is up to 12 months
If you are applying for this visa because you are unable to depart Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, the length of stay is up to 3 months
As of the 18th of January 2022, The Department of Home Affairs does not publish processing times for the COVID-19 pandemic event visa as there is a delay in response due to the significant impact covid-19 has had on visa application demand. When you apply for this visa you are granted a bridging visa attached to your application, this comes in to effect If your substantive visa expires before you receive a response on your covid-19 pandemic event visa application.
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