State and Local Government Industry
The State and Local Government Sector provides public services and participates in local, national and international negotiations around politics and relations. If you have experience in the State and Local Government sector or are looking to travel to Australia to engage in political business or negotiations, VisaEnvoy can assist you in determining the best visa pathway.
Occupations in the State and Local Government Sector
There are several types of occupations that are valuable to the State and Local Government industry. For further information regarding the skills and qualifications of state and local government-related occupations see below:
- Local Government Legislator – ANZSCO 111311
- Member of Parliament – ANZSCO 111312
- Legislators Nec – ANZSCO 111399
- Electorate Officer – ANZSCO 224911
Additional information regarding Employer Sponsored Visas can be found here.
Visa Options to Work in the State and Local Government Sector
The State and Local Government sector concerns short international travel and political negotiations. To travel to Australia to engage in State and Local Government work, the following visa options are available:
- Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa
- Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa
- Subclass 995 – Diplomatic (Temporary) Visa – CLOSED to new applications
Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa
The Subclass 403 visa allows individuals to travel to Australia on a temporary basis for one of the following reasons:
- in relation to a bilateral agreement (Government Agreement stream)
- to represent a foreign government or to teach a foreign language in an Australian school (Foreign Government Agency stream)
For further information regarding this visa type, see our page here.
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa
The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa is a visa for individuals looking to travel to Australia to complete work on a short term basis. The work must be highly specialised and non-ongoing in nature.
To find out further information about this visa, see our page here.
Diplomatic (Temporary) Visa
The Diplomatic (Temporary) Visa is now closed to new applications and has been replaced by the Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa. This visa was previously for people who have been accepted by DFAT for accreditation to Australia as a representative of their country or organisation.