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OzVisa Australia Sports Visa

Australia Sport Visa

Each year many professional sports people and officials visit Australia to play or in some instance to stay permanently.  Whether it’s just to train or play for a professional or amateur sports club, there are various visas to choose from depending on what you plan to do during your stay in Australia.  

As a sporting nation, the Emerald Isle participates in many global sports and international events.  International sporting activities include, Gaelic football, hurling, camogie, handball, soccer, rugby, golf, swimming, tennis, athletics, horse racing etc. The list is endless which is affirmed by the fact that over half the Irish population participate in sport at least once per week!  

No matter what sport you are involved in or what level Australian visas are available for all sporting activities.

Oz-Sport-Visa Australia

Our qualified visa consultants have many years of experience directly handling Australian Visa applications and dealing with The Australian Immigration Deptartment. With offices in Dublin and Sydney we are well placed to draw upon the skills and expertise of our network to facilitate your queries. Book a consultation. we'll be happy to assist you!

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Oz-Visa Australia Sports-Visa

Depending on the length of stay in Australia or the activities you are contracted for, these sports visa options are worth considering:

  • Subclass 400 - Short Stay Specialist Visa

  • Subclass 408 - Temporary Sporting Activities visa

  • Subclass 482 - Temporary (2-4year) Sports Visa

  • Subclass 858 - Global talent Visa (Formerly Distinguished Talent Visa)

  • Subclass 186 - Permanent Employer Sponsored

Each visa comes with its own eligibility criteria, the individual should ensure the visa selected matches the intended stay period and activities you plan to undertake.

In some cases a  tourist visa may be appropriate for your needs especially if you are travelling as a spectator or travelling with a family member who intends to participate holding a sport visa.


There are over 120 visas in the Australia visa program. During the consultation process the Oz Visa specialists will guide you to choose the visa that suits your circumstances as a sporting professional.

GAA Australia Sport Visa
Irish Surfing Australia Sport Visa
Irish Judo Australia Sport Visa
AFl - Australian Rules Visa
IRFU Rugby Australia Sport Visa
What's Next?

A sports Visa is the perfect choice if you plan to partake in sporting activities while you are in Australia. We are experienced and possess the knowledgeable to advise the best route for a successful application!

Submit an enquiry form today, our Australia Sports Visa Specialist will get back to you soon.

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