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Media and Film
Staff Visa


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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

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The Australian Film and Media Visa is for journalists, correspondents and reporters representing overseas news organisations; television and film crews including actors, production and support staff; and still-photographers who need to work in Australia temporarily for the purpose of being involved in the production of documentary programs or commercials for distribution outside Australia. It is also for overseas media staff who need to film or take photographs in Australian National Parks for commercial use.

If your production will be screened within Australia, you need to apply for the Australia Entertainment Visa.


If you intend to stay in Australia for more than three months, or if you will not be entering Australia under a country to country agreement, you will need to be sponsored by an Australian person or organisation. Your work visa application can not be lodged until your sponsorship has been approved.


Professional media staff members of overseas news organisations including print, radio, TV or film media may not need to apply for this Australian visa. If you have been assigned to Australia as an accredited representative of that organisation (for example, as their foreign correspondent) may apply for either:
  • An Australian Temporary Business (Short Stay) Visa which allows you to stay in Australia three months or less
  • An Australian Temporary Business (Long Stay) Visa which allows you to stay in Australia for up to four years

  • Visit our Australian Visas section for more information or chat live to our staff today.



With an Oz film and media visa you can:
  • undertake media work in Australia for a company or organisation based outside Australia
  • stay in Australia for as long as your visa is valid
  • bring eligible family members with you to Australia



While you are in Australia on your film and media visa you will only be entitled to work in the position nominated in your visa application.


On a film and media visa you are not allowed to:
  • stop working in the activity for which the visa was granted
  • engage in activity inconsistent with what the visa was granted for
  • engage in work for another person or for yourself which is inconsistent with the activity for which the visa was granted.

There may be some other conditions which apply to your case and these will be explained to you when you are granted the visa.


If you are applying for an Australian Media and Film Staff Visa, you may include your spouse, dependent children and any other dependent relatives living with you on your application.


If you are not sponsored, the validity of your Australian Media and Film Visa will be determined by the time you will need to complete your work in Australia. If you are being sponsored, the validity of your visa will be the length of your contract in Australia.


If you want to extend your stay while in Australia, you will need to complete a new Australian visa application form and attach appropriate evidence to support the purpose of your stay.

If you have been sponsored, your sponsor will need to lodge a new sponsorship application in order to extend your stay. The new sponsorship and visa applications should be lodged well in advance of the expiry date of your current visa.


If the program you are working on in Oz may be shown in Australia – including on cable or satellite TV, you should apply for an Australian Entertainment Visa instead.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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Teacher
55,500- 63,118
45,915- 51,057
55,000- 65,000
45,578- 52,328
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Nurse
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48,831- 57,120
57,000- 67,000
46,928- 53,678
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
Accountant
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
59,000- 69,000
48,278- 55,028
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
Diesel mechanic
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47,603- 56,742
55,000- 65,000
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50,000- 59,000
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Chef de Partie
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278
50,000- 59,000
42,203- 48,278



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