Working in Australia

Permanent Work Visas

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186
  • Regional Sponsored Migration
  • Scheme (RSMS) Subclass 187
  • Skilled - Independent Visa Subclass 189
  • State or Territory Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190

Temporary Work Visas

  • The Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa Ssubclass 457
  • Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417
  • Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462

Australia’s work visa program encourages applicants with specific skills and capabilities to migrate to Australia. There are a number of temporary and permanent residence visas available to skilled applicants. These visas vary by skills, terms of employment and sponsorship.

The Skilled Independent visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a State or Territory Government. Other skilled visas are specifically designed to encourage applicants to obtain sponsorship through an employer or to secure nomination.

Choosing the right visa is a critical part of the visa application process. Immigration Advocacy Australia can help you understand the possibilities and limitations presented by each work visa option and allow you to make the right visa choice.