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Imports Information

All overseas performers and related personnel (including producers, directors, cinematographers, choreographers, technicians etc) seeking to work in Australia must travel to Australia on an Entertainer Sub-Class 420 Visa (Entertainer Visa). To secure an Entertainer Visa, the person must be sponsored by an Australian company or an Australian permanent resident or citizen. Requirements vary depending on the type of production or performance.

The Migration Regulations require the Australian sponsor to consult with the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in relation to the following categories of performer or related personnel:

1. Film and/or Television Performers
(including actors, stunt performers, puppeteers, dancers, singers and any other performer appearing on screen)

• Information sheet: Film and/or Television Performers
• Checklist and payment form for Film and/or Television Performers

2. Film and/or Television Personnel
(including producers, directors, heads of department and technicians)

• Information sheet: Film and/or Television Personnel
• Checklist and payment form for Film and/or Television Personnel

3. Live Theatre, Dance, Ballet, Opera and Musical Production Performers
(including dancers, singers, puppeteers, actors, and any other person performing in the live production)

• Information sheet: Live Theatre, Dance, Ballet, Opera and Musical Production Performers
• Checklist and payment form for Live Theatre, Dance, Ballet, Opera and Musical Production Performers

4. DJs, Concert, Cabaret or Variety Performers
(including symphony/orchestral musicians, comedians, magicians etc)

• Information sheet: DJs, Concert, Cabaret or Variety Performers
• Checklist and payment form for DJs, Concert, Cabaret or Variety Performers
• Net Employment Benefit form

5. Live Theatre Performance Personnel
(including producers, directors, technicians etc)

• Information sheet: Live Theatre Performance Personnel
• Checklist and payment form for Live Theatre Performance Personnel
• Net Employment Benefit form

Consultation must take place with the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance first.

All Alliance enquiries and consultation should be directed to the:

Alliance Imports Officer:
Tel:         +61 7 3846 0044
Fax:         +61 7 3846 0153
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Following this consultation, all applications then need to be lodged with:

Department of Immigration and Citizenship:
Tel:         +61 131881
Fax:         +61 2 8861 4301

All Film and/or Television Performer Applications will also have to apply to the:

Office for the Arts, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Tel:         +61 2 6210 2846
Fax:         +61 2 6210 2904
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Consultation Fee for the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Applications for union non-objection letters for overseas performers and technicians are subject to a consultation fee and must be submitted as part of your application

Please complete your payment details and submit the payment form as part of your application. Should your application be endorsed by the Union, your credit card will be charged at the (per person) rate shown below (all fees are inclusive of GST):

Producers (excl. assistant producers and documentary producer/directors)

Not applicable

Film and TV Performers and Presenters (other than dancers)

$550.00 p.p.

Film and TV Crew and Technicians

$302.50 p.p.

Live Theatre/Variety Performers

$165.00 p.p.

Dancers

$379.50 p.p.

Live Theatre/Variety Personnel

$110.00 p.p.

Your application and supporting documents can be:

Faxed to the Alliance Federal Office +61 7 3846 0153 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Privacy

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance recognises and respects your privacy. We are bound by the Privacy Act. Information requested by the Alliance is treated confidentially and is requested only to the extent necessary for the Alliance to provide advice to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Office for the Arts administered by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport in accordance with the provisions of the Migration Regulations in respect of applications for Entertainer (subclass 420) visas. You can inspect the Alliance’s Privacy Statement at Alliance Online on http://www.alliance.org.au/privacy-policy, or by contacting the Alliance office.