If your visa has a condition that prevents further stay, you must leave Australia before your visa expires. You can apply for other visas to return, but only after you have left Australia.
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If you apply for a new visa before your current visa expires, you may be granted a bridging visa A (BVA).
Your BVA keeps you lawful in Australia when:
If you leave Australia, your BVA will end when you leave and will not be allowed to re-enter. Therefore, do not leave Australia on your BVA if you need to return.
If you want to leave and re-enter the country, after being granted the BVA, you must apply for a Bridging visa B (BVB).
Your options for applying for a new visa are limited, after your last visa has expired. If your visa has expired, you are staying in the country unlawfully and are subject to possible detainment if you do not possess a valid visa.