Support for Temporary Visa Holders

There are a significant number of temporary visa holders in Tasmania that have lost their jobs and are experiencing hardship due to the restrictions in place to protect Tasmanians. Temporary Visa Holds are not entitled to income support from the Australian Government.

The Tasmanian Government has announced support for temporary visa holders who are experiencing difficulties.

There are three types of assistance that will be made available:
- pandemic isolation grants
- emergency relief and assistance
- support to return to country of origin

See our website for full details on:
- What is available
- Who is the assistance available to
- What support will be available for returning to my country of origin
- How to access this support
- What initiatives are already available to temporary visa holders

Need an interpreter?
Phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and tell them your language.
Tell the interpreter your name and that you’re calling the Tasmanian Department of Health 1800 671 738.

Who this service is for

Temporary visa holders

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    See our website for full details

Updated: 22/04/2020

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