Union Consultation for 408 Entertainment Stream visa

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) Entertainment Activities stream - Union consultation application

Apply for Temporary Activity Visa

This form is to apply for union consultation as part of a Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408) application to work in the entertainment industry on live productions, film, television and other productions as a performer, production, or support staff.

Processing Time

Please note that the Department of Home Affairs states that you must consult with the union before the applicant submits their visa application.

MEAA consultation times are 5 working days for general applications and 14 working days for applications involving foreign actors working on film and television productions.

Your application might take longer to process if you provide incorrect information, you don’t include all the documents we need, we need more information from you, or it takes us time to verify your information.

Please also consider the current 408 visa processing times: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times

Further information

Live & Stage Productions

This information is for anyone appearing on-stage or off-stage as part of live or stage productions such as concerts, club nights, theatre productions, festivals, dance productions, operas, cabarets, cultural or variety shows, and any other live performances.

Download – https://www.meaa.org/download/live-performance-information-sheet/

Recorded & Broadcast Productions

This information is for anyone appearing on-screen or off-screen as part of recorded or broadcast productions such as feature films, television series, documentaries, sports broadcasts, TV commercials, digital or online broadcasts, and all other media.

Download – https://www.meaa.org/download/film-and-or-television-productions-information-sheet/

Contact for enquiries only

Enquiries should be directed to the International Artist Services Officer: imports@meaa.org

Please note that we do not accept applications by email.

Administrative Fee

Applications are subject to an administrative fee.

Confidentiality and Privacy

MEAA recognises and respects your privacy. Information requested by MEAA is treated in the strictest confidence. It is requested only to the extent necessary for MEAA to provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Communications and the Arts by the provisions of the Migration Regulations regarding applications for a Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408). You can inspect the MEAA Privacy Statement here.