Special Program Visa

This visa aims to enhance international relations and cultural exchange by allowing persons to share cultural, social experiences, knowledge and skills in the Australian community through cultural enrichment, community benefits or youth exchange programs.


You might be able to get this visa if:

  • you meet health and character requirements
  • you have health insurance for the entire period you are in Australia
  • you meet the requirements of an approved special program.

Approved special program

You can apply for this visa if an approved special program sponsor invites you to participate in:

  • an approved youth exchange program
  • an approved cultural enrichment or community benefits program
  • a School to School Interchange Program
  • a School Language Assistant Program.

For cultural enrichment or community benefits programs, you must be at least 18 years old.

For youth exchange programs and the School Language Assistants Program, you must be aged between 18 and 30 years.

For the School to School Interchange Program, you must be aged between 17 and 25 years.

[Source: DIPB]

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