The most common ways of obtaining Permanent Residence in Australia are:
On the basis of skills and occupation
The Australian Government uses the skilled migration program to bring to
Australia people with qualifications and work experience needed to address
specific skill shortages in Australia and enhance the skill level of the
Australian labour force. Only people with occupations on the
Occupations List may apply.
Applicant’s professional or trade skills are assessed through a "points
test". Those applicants who achieve the target score will be
offered Permanent Residency.
On the basis of an
business career or investment management
has a very comprehensive program of temporary and permanent visas for
business people and investors.
On the basis
of close family relationships