Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
1. Visa requirements:
2. Three Streams
Labour Agreement Stream
This visa does not commence until 16 November 2022. It is for people who have lived, worked and studied in designated regional area Australia on a previous, eligible visa (for instance, 494 visa, 491 visa and their bridging visas).
A. Short-term stream
This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies.
B. Medium-term stream
This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. You can stay up to 4 years.
C. Labour agreement stream
This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers. You can stay up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.
D. Subsequent entrant
This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders who are applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.
You can stay for as long as your visa is valid. You must be a partner or a dependent of a subclass 482 or 457 visa holder.
A. Direct Entry stream
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by an employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
B. Labour Agreement stream
This visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer live and work in Australia permanently. The Labour Agreement stream might be for you if you currently work, or will work, for an employer who is a party to a labour agreement.
C. Temporary Residence Transition stream
This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.
The Highly Specialised Work stream of this temporary visa lets you do short-term, highly specialised work in Australia. It is suitable if you have specialised skills, knowledge or experience not generally available in Australia.
This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on a short-term, temporary basis.
A. Special Program stream
This visa lets you stay in Australia to take part in an approved special program. Special programs can include youth exchange, cultural enrichment or community programs, school language assistants or “gap year school volunteering “. You can stay up to 12 months.
B. Religious Work stream
This visa lets you do full-time religious work for a religious institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 2 years. You can stay up to 2 years.
C. Research Activities
This visa lets you observe or take part in a research project at a research or tertiary institution in Australia. You and your family who apply for the visa with you can stay here for up to 2 years.
D. Other Social and Cultural Activity (Invited Participant) stream
This visa lets you come to Australia if you are invited to participate in a community-based event, including sporting events. You and your family who travel on the visa with you can stay here for up to 3 months.
E. Sporting Activities
This visa allows you to play, coach, instruct or adjudicate for an Australian team, or do high-level sports training with a sporting organisation. You and your family can stay in Australia for up to 2 years.
F. Entertainment Activities stream
This temporary visa lets you come to Australia to work in the entertainment industry on film, television or live productions as a performer, production or support staff. You can include family members in your visa application. You can stay up to 2 years.
G. Other streams
For example, Superyacht Crew stream (up to 12 months), Staff Exchange Arrangements (up to 2 years), Australian Government endorsed events (stay for the duration of the event or up to 4 years), and Domestic Work for Executives (up to 2 years).
Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years. This is a temporary visa. It allows you to: