The Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) closed to new applications from 23 March 2013. The work entitlements on this visa have been replaced by the
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400). From 19 November 2016, this visa was replaced by the Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialise) visa (subclass 400).
Business people intending to travel to Australia for a short business visit (for example, going to a conference, negotiation or meeting) but not intending to work in Australia, can apply for the
Business Visitor stream of the Visitor visa (subclass 600).