Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) - Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream offers

Support diplomats

Work for diplomatic employers.

Temporary stay

Up to 4 years' visit.

Work rights

Exclusive domestic employment.

Cultural exchange

Experience Australian lifestyle.

Multiple entries

Frequent entry, exit flexibility.


Connect with diplomatic community.

Skill development

Enhance professional expertise.

Personal growth

Develop independence, adaptability.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in the form of a letter of support
  • Have an employment contract that meets Australian workplace laws and practices
  • Be able to support yourself financially while in Australia
  • Have an interview with the Australian mission or the nearest office of the Department of Home Affairs
  • Intend to work as a full-time domestic worker in the household of someone who holds a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995)
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Meet the genuine temporary stay requirement
  • Repay any debt owed to the Australian government
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused in Australia

Application Process

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Workplace Rights and Conditions

Standard Australian workplace laws apply to anyone who is employed in Australia. For more information on your workplace rights and conditions, please refer to the Fact Sheet for Private Domestic Workers on the DFAT website.

Family Members

If you apply for this visa outside Australia, members of the family unit who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet the health and character requirements.

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