Find out how you can work in Australia and which visa you’ll need.
If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, using SkillSelect you can be invited to apply for a skilled visa by the Australian Government, nominated for a skilled visa by a state or territory government or nominated for a skilled visa by an employer.

SkillSelect– external site

Skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. An EOI is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is not a visa application.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Working in Australia– external site

Information on how to apply for work visas, information on skilled occupations in Australia, licensing and registration requirement and regional employment.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Business people – visas information– external site

Overseas business people can apply for a visa to conduct short business visits, establish or manage a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

DoctorConnect– external site

Provides a starting point for both doctors trained outside of Australia or doctors interested in incentives to work in regional, rural and remote Australia and employers seeking to recruit them.

Department of Health

Employer sponsored workers– external site

Provides information for Australian employers about sponsoring people with recognised qualifications, skills or experience seeking to work in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Harvest trail– external site

Connects workers with growers in the horticultural industry across Australia. The Harvest Trail offers a great way for people to travel around Australia at their own pace, while working and earning money.

Department of Employment

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)– external site

Provides information for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. To apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited throughSkillSelect– external site to apply.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Skilled occupations lists– external site

Provides information for potential applicants seeking to nominate skilled occupations which are acceptable for permanent and temporary skilled migration to Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Skills assessment and assessing authorities– external site

Helps you find out how to get a skills assessment for your nominated occupation including educational qualifications, skills or experience that you have gained overseas.

  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)– external site

Provides information for skilled workers who wish to travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)– external site

VEVO is a secure online service which allows you to check and email your visa details, and provides information about your visa conditions. With your permission, VEVO can also give registered organisations a limited amount of relevant information on your visa conditions, for example if you are permitted to work or study in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa holders and migrants – know your workplace rights– external site

Find out what visa holders and migrants need to know before they start working in Australia.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)– external site

Provides information for young people between 18 and 30 who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. To apply for this visa, you must hold a valid passport from an eligible country.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)– external site

Provides information for young people between 18 and 30 who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. To apply for this visa, you must hold a valid passport from an eligible country.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Workplace rights – visa holders working in Australia– external site

Information to assist workers from overseas to know their rights and help reduce the incidence of exploitation.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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