Wanted: Exceptional individuals and top-tier businesses

13 Apr 2021

Australia is seeking the world’s best and brightest talent to relocate to one of the safest, most economically stable and innovative countries in the world.

The Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce, a cross-agency, Australian Government initiative, was established to attract proven enterprises and entrepreneurs along with their ideas, networks and capital.

If you’re heading up a business, or are an exceptional individual, you may qualify for the Global Talent visa. This gives you and your immediate family the certainty of permanent residency.

Businesses supported by the Taskforce can also apply for a Temporary Activity visa to fast-track their move to Australia. This will help get staff here quickly, giving you an initial temporary workforce, including essential corporate staff, for 18 months. The Taskforce can also facilitate the relocation of immediate families as part of the streamlined visa process.

Safe, cost-competitive location

Australia is a cost-competitive destination for international companies that want to relocate employees and their families. Australian cities offer a lower cost of living compared to most major cities in the Asia-Oceania region. According to Mercer’s 2020 Cost of Living Index, the cost of living in all Australian cities is considered lower than Mumbai, Osaka, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong SAR.

Australia is a COVID-19 success story, with our response lauded by the OECD, the IMF and Bloomberg, who recently ranked Australia the second best country in the world in its COVID Resilience Ranking.

Australia is also a safe and stable country with a friendly and relaxed culture that makes it easier to achieve a work-life balance, with three cities ranked in the world’s top 10 most liveable according to The Economist.  

Recent arrivals

With multiple visa pathways on offer, several exceptional individuals, entrepreneurs and startup founders are now calling Australia home. They come from a broad range of sectors, including medical technology, quantum computing, renewable energy, space and advanced digital and data sciences.

‘I’m very excited to bring PlatoScience to Australia. The opportunities for growth here are endless and it truly is a lifestyle destination! The visa process was seamless, and the support Australia provided has been excellent.’ – Balder Onarheim, Founder and CEO

Read their stories.

Contact the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce for information on the Global Talent Visa Program and other visa pathways.

Read the Why Australia Benchmark Report 2021 for five key reasons why Australia is a great place to invest and do business.