Immigration Services for Australia

Workers

Employer Sponsored Workers

For people with recognised skills seeking to work in Australia after being sponsored by an Australian or overseas employer.

Professionals and other Skilled Migrants

This program is for people who are not sponsored by an employer but who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia.

Business People

For people to come to Australia for a business-related visit. Also for people to establish, manage or develop a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.

Special Activities

 For people to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities, or to receive medical treatment.

Doctors and Nurses

Information and visa options for doctors and nurses who want to work in Australia.

Employers

 Australian employers can sponsor overseas skilled workers to work in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis and check worker entitlements.

Regional Employment

Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia’s major cities.

Australia Needs Skills Expos

Expos are being held around the world to help meet the current skills shortage in Australia. Skilled workers can register to attend an expo in their region to meet with employers and state and territory governments about employment in Australia.

Working Holiday

For people aged between 18 and 30 from arrangement countries to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Air and Sea Crew

Information about visas and entry requirements for air and sea crew coming to Australia.

MIGRANTS

Workers

    1. There are a number of visa options available for people who want to migrate permanently to Australia and who have the required skills and qualifications.

Business People

    1. For people to come to Australia for a business-related visit. Also for people to establish, manage or develop a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.

Family Members

    1. There are a number of migration options for fiancé (e) s, partners, children, parents and other family members of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.

Refugee or Humanitarian Entrants

    1. Information for people seeking assistance under the refugee and humanitarian programme

Returning Residents

    1. Visa options for current or former Australian permanent residents, or former Australian citizens to re-enter Australia.

VISITORS:

Tourists

For people to visit Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.

Working Holiday

For people aged between 18 and 30 from arrangement countries to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Business People

For people to come to Australia for a business-related visit. Also for people to establish, manage or develop a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.

Students and Trainees

For people to study or undertake workplace based training and professional development programs.

Workers

For skilled workers who have qualifications and/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.

Special Activities

For people to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities, or to receive medical treatment.

Transiting through Australia

Information for people transiting through Australia for 72 hours or less.

Event Organisers and Participants

Visa requirements assistance for event organisers and participants when travelling to Australia for conferences, meetings and special events.
Student Visa

Student Visa Options

Information on student visas and how to apply.

Student Guardians

Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

More Information for Students

Information on bringing family, working while studying, visa conditions, extending your stay and changing course or education provider, document checklists and arrangements if an education provider’s approval to deliver courses to overseas students is removed.

Student Visa Assessment Levels

Find out about student visa Assessment Levels.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

The department has an online facility that enables visa holders to enquire about their immigration status. This facility is also available for registered Australian Organisations.

Sponsored Training Visas

For people who want to come to Australia through a professional development program or to undertake workplace based training.

Education Providers

Australian schools, colleges and universities can find information about their obligations to international students when offering them a place in a course.

Education Agents

Education agents can find information on how to lodge visa applications for international students who want to study in Australia.

Employers:

Skill Matching Database

Helps match potential skilled migrants with skilled vacancies in Australia. The database contains the educational, employment and work details of skilled migrants and includes many who are interested in living and working in regional Australia.

Employer Sponsored Visa Options

Lawfully operating Australian employers can sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.

Doctors and Nurses

There are a number of ways in which an employer may sponsor an overseas trained doctor or nurse on a permanent or temporary basis.

Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements are formal arrangements to recruit a number of overseas skilled workers on a permanent or temporary basis.

Regional Employer Initiatives

Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia’s major cities.

Sponsored Training Visas

Professionals from outside Australia can be sponsored by Australian employers on a temporary basis to improve their work skills, business and/or management development.

Employer Obligations

It is an offence under the Migration Act 1958 for a person to knowingly or recklessly allow an illegal worker to work or refer an illegal worker for work with another business.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online

Registered Australian organisations can check aspects of a person’s Australian immigration status.

Australian Skills Recognition Information

Prospective employees can get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience gained overseas. Also find state-specific licensing and registration requirements.

Australia Needs Skills Recruitment Expos

Expos are being held worldwide to help meet the current skills shortage in Australia. Australian employers can participate in the expos and meet people with the skills and experience needed to fill job vacancies in Australia.

Occupations in Demand

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL). Occupations and specialisations, identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), that are in short supply in Australia.

Reaching Out To Industry

Industry outreach officers are out posted to industry groups to give expert support to employers who want to employ skilled overseas workers.
Humanitarian:

Migrating as a Refugee or Humanitarian Entrant

Information about the refugee and humanitarian program for people outside Australia.

Seeking Protection

Applying for protection in Australia.

Temporary Protection Visa and Temporary Humanitarian Visa Holders

Abolition of temporary Protection visa (TPV) and temporary Humanitarian visa (THV) Holders, and information on the Resolution of Status (RoS) visa for Temporary Protection and Temporary Humanitarian visa holders in Australia.