Immigration and visas

All international business people are required to obtain a visa to enter Australia, issued by the Commonwealth Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

For business people, these range from business visit visas, designed for those who want to visit for short-term business purposes, through to a variety of provisional and permanent style residency visas.

We are keen to assist business people coming to Victoria secure the most appropriate visa for their purposes and will willingly assist with the application process.

For further information about applying for a business visa to come to Victoria, contact the Victorian Government Skilled and Business Migration Unit.

The Victorian Government recognises the value that international business people bring to the State in terms of a diversity of skills, potential to expand local businesses, stimulation of export activity, and maximising employment opportunities for Victorians. 

All international business people are required to obtain a visa to enter Australia, issued by the Commonwealth Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). For business people, these range from business visit visas, designed for those who want to visit for short-term business purposes, through to a variety of provisional and permanent style residency visas.

Knowing which visa to apply for depends on a variety of factors including previous business experience, the type of business activity to be undertaken and existing skills. 

The Victorian Government is keen to assist business people coming to Victoria secure the most appropriate visa for their purposes and will willingly assist with the application process.

For further information about applying for a business visa to come to Victoria, contact the Victorian Government's Skilled and Business Migration Unit.

Significant Investor Visa

The Significant Investor Visa (188) is a new class of Business Innovation and Investment Visas intended to attract individuals with demonstrated success in business or investment to migrate to Australia. For more information, visit the Significant Investor Visa page.