A bridging visa allows you to temporarily stay lawfully in Australia while:

  1. You are awaiting the outcome of your visa application;
  2.  You are waiting for a review of a decision by the Court; and/or
  3. Arrangements are being made to leave Australia

There are different types of Bridging Visas. The exact visa for you will depend on your specific situation. In particular it will depend on whether you hold a substantive visa at the time of lodging your application.