From 24 November 2012 the Domestic Worker - Diplomatic or Consular (subclass 426) will no longer be open to new applications. This will be replaced by the new Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403).
See: Temporary Work (International Relations) (Subclass 403) - Transitional Arrangements
Domestic Worker (Diplomatic/Consular) Visa (Subclass 426)
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You must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for this visa.
You must be intending to undertake full-time domestic duties in the household of an eligible holder of a Diplomatic visa (subclass 995) in Australia.
You must have turned 18 years of age.
You must be outside of Australia when you first apply for this visa.
With your application you must provide the following:
- a declaration by your employer that they have entered into an employment agreement with you which is in accordance with the standards for wages and working conditions provided for under relevant Australian legislation and awards and is in relation to you undertaking full time domestic duties in their private household in Australia.
See: Employer's declaration (97KB Word file)
- a declaration signed by you that you have entered into an employment agreement with your employer that is in accordance with Australian standards for wages and working conditions.
See: Employee's declaration (97KB Word file)
- Letter of support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
You must be employed in Australia in accordance with the standards for wages and working conditions provided for under relevant Australian legislation and awards.
You must meet certain health requirements and may need to undergo a health examination.
See: Health Requirements
You must be of good character to enter Australia.
See: Character Requirement
If you are aged 18 years or over, you must declare that you will respect Australian values and obey the laws of Australia. For this visa, the values statement is included in the general declaration section of the application form. When you sign the application form it means you will also be signing the values statement. You will not be required to have read the Life in Australia book, but may do so if you wish.
You are also encouraged to gain an understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life, before applying for this visa.
See: Australian Values - Overview
Before lodging an application, please read all related requirements.