Temporary Work Visa Processing Times

The table below details the processing time targets for service standards for work visas.

DIPB  aim to process 75 per cent of applications within the timeframes detailed below. It should be noted that individual actual processing times will vary depending on a range of factors.

See:Processing Time Service Standards

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Definition – low/high risk

The terms 'Low risk' and 'High risk' show whether passport holders are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).Low riskapplies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eligible passports. A list of these can be found on the department's website.High riskcountries are those which are not ETA eligible. See:ETA Eligible Passports

More information on working in Australia is available on the department's website. See:Workers