an employee to Australia to grow a business
The Australian Government recognises the
fact that businesses often need to bring staff from overseas. This allows
businesses to grow and to develop their international competitiveness, and
also enables them to import specific skills which can be taught to
Depending on the situation, it is possible
to bring these staff members on either a permanent or a temporary basis.
can visit Australia for periods of up to 4 years.
Refer to our Visit Australia on Business page.
Permanent staff allows the applicant permanent
residence to work in a skilled position that can not be filled from the
Australian work force. The visa is usually used by skilled people already
working in Australia on a temporary Visa under sponsorship of an Australian
employer, however application can also be made from outside Australia.
Generally, applicants must be less than 45
years old unless the position to be filled is an "exceptional" case.
Visa holders must work full time and
generally agree to remain with the sponsor employer for a period of three
If your business is in a regional area of
Australia the visa requirements and English language standards are set at a