Temporary Activity Visa Subclass 408 – Sporting Activities
The Temporary Activity Visa (Subclass 408) Sporting Activities (Sporting Activities Visa) allows a foreign person to play, coach, instruct or adjudicate for an Australian team, or undertake high-level sports training with a sporting organisation in Australia for up to two years. All applicants for a Temporary Activity Visa Subclass 408 - Sporting Activities require a letter of support from their National Sporting Organisation, which for our sport is Cricket Australia. The general test of eligibility for this visa is that the applicant must have the ability to play, coach, instruct or adjudicate at the national level in Australia.
To view if your club is eligible to apply for a Letter of Support on behalf of an individual please read below:
Letters of Support will only be provided for applicants travelling to play, coach or officiate at a club which fields teams in recognised Premier Cricket competitions across Australia. Premier Cricket is recognised as the step below our national competitions and is the defined pathway into state and territory programs.
- For Players & Officials: the applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have participated at First Class / List A / Twenty20 level at least once in the previous 12 months prior to submitting their application. The applicant must also provide their ESPN Cricinfo ID as evidence of corroborating their participation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the participation has taken place in one of the ICC's Full Member nations.
- For Coaches: the applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have been employed in a coaching role at First Class / List A / Twenty20 level within the previous 24 months prior to submitting their application. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the employment has taken place in one of the ICC's Full Member nations.
- All applicants must be able to provide a letter of support from their home national body confirming their First Class / List A / Twenty20 participation.
- For applicants from ICC Associate Member nations: applicants may be eligible for a letter of support from Cricket Australia on the basis that they can provide a letter of support from both their ICC Associate Member nation governing body, and the ICC, attesting to their participation in the Associate Member nation's national high performance program. Applicants will only be provided a Letter of Support should they be travelling to play, coach or officiate in a Premier Cricket club or competition.
If you believe that your club and the applicant meet the eligibility criteria detailed above and wish to progress to making an application for a Letter of Support, please click here.
If you require more general information about the Temporary Activity Visa – Sporting Activities, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
If you require more general information about other available visa types to support your club's needs, please visit the explore visa options pages of the Department of Home Affairs website.
Distinguished Talent Visa Applications
If you require a letter of recommendation to support your application in obtaining a Distinguished Talent Visa for your involvement in cricket, Cricket Australia will need to view a copy of the following documents:
- A copy of the completed Form 1000 nomination form.
- A letter of recommendation by an Australian State or Territory Cricket Association or representative from an ICC full member country (as a minimum)
- Evidence from having played or coached at an International level.
Should you have to following documentation, please submit this to email@example.com, outlining your reason for applying, so your application can be assessed.
Please note, Cricket Australia are unable to act as the nominator for these applications.