Sports related visas

A number of Western Australian sporting associations and clubs often need to work with coaches, players, officials, managerial staff and scientific staff from other countries.

Securing appropriate visas ahead of time for these visitors is important and plays a large part in the finalisation and continuation of employment contracts.

The Australian Government, through the Department of Home Affairs, is responsible for managing and issuing travel visas to Australia. While the process may seem complicated, there are several areas where intending visitors to Australia can find further information and get help with the process.

The Department of Home Affairs has specific information on:

The guide below is provided by Sport Australia and provides a great summary of the types of visas that are relevant to the sport and recreation sector.

Passports and Visas

Visas - Sport and Recreation Industry Forum


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This unique forum, featuring staff from the Department of Home Affairs, is a great chance for leaders from all parts of the sport and recreation industry to learn more about the ins and outs of securing visas for coaches, athletes, officials and support staff that are travelling to Australia.
Page reviewed 09 January 2020