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Last updated: 19 August 2020 (for month ending July 2020)

VisaStream75% Of Visas Processed90% Of Visas ProcessedAdditional Information
100 - Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)20 months24 months​Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
101 - Child (subclass 101)12 months19 months
102 - Adoption (subclass 102)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
117 - Orphan Relative (subclass 117)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
124 - Distinguished Talent (subclass 124)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Significant Business HistoryProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Venture Capital EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
143 - Contributory Parent (subclass 143)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not availableFor information related to queue release dates and visa processing times, see Parent visas queue release dates.
151 - Former resident (subclass 151)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
155 - Resident Return 5 Year (subclass 155)6 days67 days​Applications that do not meet the residence requirement will take longer to finalise than the published processing times advertised above. Processing timeframes for these applications can be up to 12 weeks
157 - Resident Return 3mth (subclass 157)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
159 - Provisional Resident Return (subclass 159)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
173 - Contributory Parent (subclass 173)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not availableFor information related to queue release dates and visa processing times, see Parent visas queue release dates.
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Direct Entry Pathway6 months8 months
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Agreement PathwayProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Transition Pathway7 months9 months
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Direct Entry PathwayProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Transition PathwayProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Business InnovationProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Premium InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Business Innovation ExtensionProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant Investor ExtensionProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)Points-Tested3 months15 months
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)New Zealand14 months22 months
190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)5 months8 months
300 - Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)16 months29 months
309 - Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309)15 months20 months
400 - Temporary Work (short stay) (subclass 400)26 days51 days
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Government Agreement4 months4 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Foreign Government AgencyProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Seasonal Worker ProgramProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Privileges and ImmunitiesProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Pacific Labour SchemeProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
405 - Investor Retirement (subclass 405)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
407 - Training visa (subclass 407)85 days4 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Entertainment Activities19 days36 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Research Activities4 months4 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Religious WorkProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Special ProgramsProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Invited for Other Social and Cultural ActivityProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Australian Government Endorsed EventsProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Exchange ArrangementsProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Superyacht CrewProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Domestic Work for ExecutivesProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Sporting ActivitiesProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
417 - Working Holiday (subclass 417)38 days3 months
445 - Dependent Child (subclass 445)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
457 - Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) (Repealed)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
461 - NZ Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
462 - Work and Holiday (subclass 462)41 days66 days
476 - Skilled - Recognised Graduate (subclass 476)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Short-term4 months5 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Medium-term4 months5 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Labour Agreement4 months5 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Sponsorship42 days86 days
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Nomination4 months5 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Graduate Work4 months5 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Post-Study Work4 months5 months
489 - Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489)Regional19 months24 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)State/Territory Government Nominated Regional63 days3 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)Family Sponsored Regional80 days3 months
494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494)Employer SponsoredProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494)Labour AgreementProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector29 days64 days
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Postgraduate Research Sector4 months9 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Independent ELICOS Sector4 months5 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Schools Sector4 months5 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Vocational Education and Training Sector4 months5 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Higher Education Sector4 months4 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Non-Award Sector66 days5 months
590 - Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)4 months4 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Tourist3 months4 months​Processing times for the Tourist stream range from 48 hours to more than 20 days depending on factors such as peak processing periods in a particular location.
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Sponsored Family4 months5 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Approved Destination StatusProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Frequent TravellerProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Business Visitor18 days47 days
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)APEC Business VisitorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
602 - Medical Treatment (subclass 602) - outside Australia43 days3 months
651 - eVisitor (subclass 651)55 days85 days
771 - Transit (subclass 771)10 days37 days
801 - Partner (subclass 801)13 months25 months​Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
802 - Child (subclass 802)14 months16 months
808 - Confirmatory (Residence) (subclass 808)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
820 - Partner (subclass 820)20 months25 months
837 - Orphan Relative (subclass 837)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
838 - Aged Dependent Relative (subclass 838)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not availableFor information related to queue release dates and visa processing times, see Other Family visas queue release dates.
858 - Distinguished Talent (subclass 858)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
864 - Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not availableFor information related to queue release dates and visa processing times, see Parent visas queue release dates.
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)Sponsorship55 days4 months
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)87 days4 months
884 - Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 884)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not availableFor information related to queue release dates and visa processing times, see Parent visas queue release dates.
887 - Skilled-Regional (subclass 887)16 months20 monthsWe are currently assessing applications submitted before May 2020
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Business InnovationProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Premium InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Significant InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
890 - Business Owner (subclass 890)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
891 - Investor (subclass 891)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
892 - State Sponsored Business Owner (subclass 892)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
893 - Sponsored Investor (subclass 893)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
988 - Maritime Crew (subclass 988)0 day7 days

Source: Department of Home Affairs


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