Tell us when certain events occur

You must tell us in writing when certain events occur. The information must be sent by registered post or electronic mail to a specified address and within certain timeframes of the event occurring.

Events where a sponsor must provide information to us include:

  • a change to the notified address and contact details of the sponsor;
  • if the primary sponsored person fails to commence in the position, program or activity for which the visa was granted
  • if the primary sponsored person ceases to continue in the position, program or activity for which the visa was granted
  • any change to the formal arrangement or agreement between you and the primary sponsored person
  • any change in the final date on which a primary sponsored person will cease in their position, program or activity for you.
  • where you have paid the return travel costs of a sponsored person in accordance with the obligation mentioned in regulation 2.80.
  • if you ceases to hold any necessary licenses that were required for the visa to be approved in relation to the entry of an entertainer
  • a primary sponsored person is unable to meet the requirements of a special program activity
  • your legal entity ceases to exist.

This obligation starts to apply on the day the sponsorship is approved.

This obligation ends two years after:

  • your sponsorship ceases
  • you are no longer sponsoring a visa holder.

Where to send a notice of an event or change

You must send details of these events by email or to one of our state or territory offices listed below.

By email (preferred): sponsor.notifications@border.gov.au

By registered post:

  • Australian Capital Territory
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 717
    Canberra ACT 2601
  • New South Wales
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 9984
    Sydney NSW 2001
  • Queensland
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 9984
    Brisbane Qld 4001
  • Northern Territory
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 864
    Darwin NT 0801
  • South Australia
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 2399
    Adelaide SA 5001
  • Tasmania
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 794
    Hobart Tas. 7001
  • Victoria
    Sponsor Monitoring
    GPO Box 241
    Melbourne Vic. 3001
  • Western Australia
    Sponsor Monitoring
    Locked Bag 7
    Northbridge WA 6865