Are you a skilled worker who wants to accelerate your career in a country of endless opportunities? Come and share our relaxed lifestyle and enjoy our beautiful weather – a combination perfect for raising a family and making lifelong friends.

We want workers from a range of industries, especially health, education, infrastructure, ICT and technology to make the smart move Down Under. With the Australian Government fast-tracking visa applications from people outside the country, now is the time to turn your Aussie dream into reality.

And there’s a big plus. Once you’ve got your skilled visa, you can stay and make your life here. The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) are both permanent residence visas. With the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa you can apply for permanent residence after 3 years. And you’ll be pleased to know that all 3 visas have pathways to citizenship.

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Follow these steps to start your visa application.

You will need to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) online as part of the visa application process via SkillSelect.

Step 1

Get your skills assessed and your English language proficiency tested

Whatever your occupation, you will need to get a skills assessment. You can find the assessing authority for each occupation in the skilled occupation list. You also need to have at least competent English.

Step 2

Check that you meet or exceed the points score

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visas are all points tested. To be invited to apply for a visa, you must meet or exceed the points score against a number of criteria. To calculate your potential points score, visit the points calculator.

Step 3

Complete and submit your Expression of Interest

The next step is to complete and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) via SkillSelect. There are no costs involved in the EOI process.

Step 4

Receive an invitation to apply for a skilled visa

If you’re invited to apply for a visa, you have 60 days from the date of the invitation to complete and submit a valid visa application online. Make sure you apply and don’t miss out!

Step 5

Apply for the visa in ImmiAccount

If you’ve been invited to apply for a visa, you will need to complete and submit your visa application through our digital platform for visa applications, ImmiAccount.

Step 6

Upload all documents to ImmiAccount

Upload all required documents and passport photos for your visa application to your ImmiAccount. Make sure you include everything that is asked for. To get your application right the first time, check twice, submit once.

From dream to reality

Some of the many reasons why Australia is a smart move.

Living the dream

Hear from skilled professionals and businesses thriving in Australia

Don’t be afraid to try for a visa - the rewards of getting one are huge and it’s a beautiful country in which to live and work. Be clear and accurate in your level of experience, and carefully scan in and organise all your documents; it makes the application process so much easier!

Jim Fountain - United Kingdom
teacher Jim from the United Kingdom

Primary school teacher