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
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