The Significant Investor Visa is your opportunity to live and invest in one of the world's most liveable cities.

Victoria is the destination of choice for Australia's business and investor migrants.

The Significant Investor Visa allows you to invest and live in Victoria. It is for eligible people with demonstrated success in business or investment, who are willing to invest at least A$5 million into complying investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia.

Complying investments include:

  • Victorian Government Bonds
  • eligible managed funds
  • direct investment into private Australian companies in which you have an ownership interest.

Video: Significant Investor Visa

The Significant Investor visa can provide a pathway to permanent residency in as little as four years, provided you spend 160 days in Australia and maintain your A$5 million investment for the duration of your visa.

There is no upper age limit or points test requirement for the Significant Investor Visa. You can extend your provisional visa twice, each extension can be up to two years, to meet the permanent residency requirements.

Victorian Government visa nomination

Victoria offers visa nomination with highly flexible complying investment options to support eligible Significant Investor Visa applicants who wish to live and invest in Victoria.

You can access priority processing of your visa nomination application at no cost through Victoria's Significant Investor Visa nomination program. Applications are currently processed within five business days.

Visa nomination applications are assessed on a case by case basis, taking into account factors such as your business background and broader business and investment intentions in Victoria and the potential contribution of your proposed complying investment(s) to the Victorian economy.

Visit the Live in Victoria website for more information and to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

Services for Significant Investors

As a Significant Investor you can access support services from a global network of Victorian Government Business Offices and Significant Investment Managers.

Significant Investment Managers provide information and referrals for Significant Investors and their representatives including:

  • information about trade and investment opportunities in Victoria
  • Victorian visa nomination and complying investment requirements
  • wealth management and financial service providers in Victoria.

Victoria has dedicated Significant Investment Managers in Shanghai/Greater China, Bangalore/South Asia,   Kuala Lumpur/South East Asia     and London/Europe

Victoria's Significant Investor Services  Directory provides a listing of businesses in Victoria that offer financial and business support services to potential and existing Significant Investors and other business migrants.

How to apply for the Significant  Investor Visa

Steps Process

Step 1

Submit an Expression of Interest on the Australian government Department of Immigration and Border Protection's SkillSelect website.

Choose Victoria as your nominating destination.

Step 2

You will receive an invitation to lodge an online application for nomination.

The Victorian Government will then assess your application for nomination within five business days at no cost.

Step 3

Once you are nominated by the Victorian Government, you will be invited to lodge a visa application through SkillSelect.

For more information on the Significant Investor Visa, visit the State Government of Victoria's Significant investor visa website.