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I am confused at what visa I am on, or will be on;

I applied for my 820/801 while holding a 457.
Left my employer and believed that my BVA was active.
I then applied for my BVB to leave Australia.
I left before the decision was made about my BVB.
My BVB was later refused when I was offshore as (I had not realised that) my 457 was still active, not my BVA.
Therefore I enter back into Australia on a ETA(601)
When my ETA expires will my BVA become active and therefore still be eligible to stay in Australia?
 

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What follows is not considered professional advice, only a commentary and some notes on your post:
Your bridging A visa 'bridged' you from your 457 to your 820, not from an ETA.
If your 457 is cancelled, then your bridging A will also be cancelled, leaving you to meet schedule 3 criteria - very difficult.
It is possible that the DIBP MIGHT not cancel your 457, even if you have breached the conditions, and just let it expire.
If your 457 expires and has not been replaced by some other visa you should be OK.
You can check your visa status on VEVO.
A bridging B cannot be granted if the applicant is outside Australia.
In the second worst case it might be in your best interests to withdraw your 820 application and reapply.

Best of luck.
 
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