A Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) lasts for 3 years and the person can live anywhere in Australia. They will be allowed to work and access Medicare.

A Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) lasts for 5 years and the person must indicate they are prepared to live in a SHEV designated region and work or study for a period of at least three and a half years with no income support.

Postcodes for these regional areas are on immigration website. SHEV visas are new and therefore untested regarding their success and the implications for the visa holder during and at the end of the visa.

At the end of the 3 or 5 year period, if the person has met all their obligations they will be invited to apply for another temporary visa but there is no guarantee that it will be granted.

Family reunion options are denied for people on TPVs and SHEVs. Sponsorship is not an available option.