Coming to Australia: Visas and Immigration

There is a wide range of Australian business visas for investors looking to set up a business in Australia and for employer-sponsored workers.

Regulatory arrangements can change from time-to-time. Potential investors and workers should review the information provided in the website links below to obtain current information.

Visas for business people

There are a number of visa options for people seeking to undertake a business visit, own or manage a business in Australia, or invest in Australia.

For further information, please refer to the following visa categories on the Department of Home Affairs website: Visitor visas, Business Talent visas, and Business Innovation and Investment visas.

Visas for employer-sponsored workers

The Australian Government provides visas for businesses to sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.

For further information see the Department of Home Affairs: Employer Sponsored Workers.

Employer-sponsored labour agreements

Where an employer seeks to employ overseas workers for occupations that are not on the list of approved occupations for regular business visas, and a genuine skills shortage exists, there is an option for the employer to establish a formal labour agreement with the Australian Government.

Employer-sponsored labour agreements are directly negotiated with Australian Government agencies.

For further information see the Department of Home Affairs: Labour Agreements.

Significant Investor Visa

The complying investment framework for the Significant Investor Visa aims to attract applicants with business and entrepreneurial skills and capital to invest into innovative Australian businesses and the commercialisation of Australian ideas, research and development.

Significant Investor Visa Program

Visa Finder

The Department of Home Affairs provides a Visa Finder to help you find the most suitable visa for your particular circumstances.