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Working in Australia

If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to live and work in Australia, the first step is to find out more about the visa options. There are a range of temporary, sponsored/nominated and permanent work visas available.

If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, you can be invited to apply for a skilled visa by the Australian Government (SkillSelect); nominated for a skilled visa by a state or territory government; or nominated for a skilled visa by an employer.

Work in Australia – visas and immigration

Provides information on a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas for workers who want to either work temporarily or migrate to Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Australian Skills Recognition Information

Designed to assist skilled workers migrating to or temporarily working in Australia. ASRI 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

Business people – visas and immigration information

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

Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL)

This list is relevant for applicants for points-based skilled migration who are nominated by a state or territory government agency; the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), who must have been nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position in an occupation that appears in the CSOL; the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457); or the Training and Research visa (subclass 402).

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

DoctorConnect

DoctorConnect provides a starting point for both overseas trained doctors (OTDs) who may be considering work in Australia and employers seeking to recruit them.

Department of Health

Employers – sponsored workers

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

Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

This list is relevant for applicants for independent points-based skilled migration who are not nominated by a state or territory government agency; a Family Sponsored Points Tested visa; or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work stream.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

SkillSelect

Allows skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia to record their details so they can be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI).  SkillSelect Support provides all the information you need to get started in SkillSelect, and has step-by-step user guides and frequently asked questions.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa holders who do not have a label in their passport can confirm their current visa details online. Organisations can use VEVO to check the visa status of visa holders applying for work, study, licenses and access to government services.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa holders and migrants – know your workplace rights

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

Fair Work Ombudsman

Working holiday

Provides information for people between 18 and 30 who want to holiday in Australia and supplement their travel funds through incidental employment. Includes Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462).

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Your rights and obligations – Immigration facts for workers

Provides an information booklet to assist workers from overseas to know their rights and help reduce the incidence of exploitation.
Booklets are available in several languages.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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