Pacific Australia Labour Mobility stream (subclass 403)

The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme offers a unique opportunity for individuals to work in Australia, and for Australian employers to sponsor workers from specified Pacific Island countries. Let's delve into the details of this visa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you may apply for a PALM stream visa in Australia if you are transitioning to a long-term (non-seasonal) work placement under the PALM scheme.

Unfortunately, family members cannot accompany you on this visa.

To extend your stay, you must apply for a new PALM stream visa, meeting specific eligibility criteria.


PALM visa holders are required to maintain employment with their sponsor, adhere to visa conditions and Australian laws, and comply with any attached conditions.

The visa cost is AUD335.00, with potential additional expenses for health checks and police certificates. The Visa Pricing Estimator can help determine your exact visa cost.

Employment changes are possible, but they require approval from DFAT and both the previous and new employers must be Approved Employers.

Your immigration history will be considered when applying for a PALM visa. Previous visa cancellations or refusals may affect your eligibility.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).