Visitor visa for partner while 309 is processing

Hi all, How common is it to apply visitor visa for your partner while his/her partner visa (309) is being processed? Is it better to do a sponsored visitor visa?

It is less frequent to apply for your partner’s visiting visa while their partner visa (subclass 309) is being handled. Waiting until the companion visa application has been processed is typically advised. However, if there are strong justifications for a brief trip, a sponsored visitor visa may be taken into account. It is crucial to speak with a migration professional for individualized guidance based on your unique situation.