The following are the known impacts to visa holders in Australia
If you are holding a temporary residence visa or if you are already in Australia, your visa eligibility will not get affected by the current situation, problem occurs if you are not currently in Australia or if you have to leave Australia.
I want to stay in Australia but my visa is about to expire
You can apply for a different visa such as student visa, visitor visa, and partner visa. You will get a bridging visa A after your current visa expires and once your visa is granted, you will be able to stay in Australia for the duration of the subclass.
Entering Australia from overseas
You can visit Australia if you are:
1. An Australian Citizen
2. A permanent residence
3. A New Zealand citizen that holds 444 visa
4. An immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent residence.
You must quarantine yourself for 14 days after arrival.
For work and training visa (457, 482, and 407)
If your employment is ending as a result of COVID-19, you have 60 days to find a different employer before you have to leave the country or you can apply a different visa that will allow you to stay lawfully in Australia. You don’t have to find a new job if your employer is putting you on leave without pay instead of ending your employment completely.
Working holiday / Work and holiday visa holders
If you are working in critical sectors (agriculture, health, aged and disability care and childcare), you can get an exemption with your work limitation.
New COVID-19 visa stream (Subclass 408 Australian Government endorsed events stream)
This visa is for temporary visa holders who are working as essential workers. This visa allows the holders to stay in Australia to assist with healthcare, disability, aged care and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic.