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Coming to Australia

Coming to Australia: Visas and Immigration

Updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements from the Department of Home Affairs.

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: Business visitor visa (Electronic Travel Authority) 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: Learn about sponsoring.

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.

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

Explore visa options

Explore the full range of visa options.

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