Migration and visas

Setting up a business in Victoria is an exciting opportunity, and understanding the visa options available is crucial to making your transition smooth and successful.

All international business people, their staff and family require visa's to live or work in Australia.

Australia offers a variety of visas to accommodate your business needs and support your staff and family.

The Department of Home Affairs

The  Australian Government Department of Home Affairs is responsible for all visa applications and processing.

For detailed information on each visa below, eligibility criteria, and the application process, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Global Talent visas

Visas for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field, including Global Talent pathway and Distinguished Talent pathway applicants.

Skilled migration visas

Visas for skilled migrants to live and work in Australia.

Temporary work visas

​A temporary work visa lets you come to Australia to work on a temporary basis. There might be visa conditions on your visa that only allows specific work or work with a certain employer.

A provisional visa is also a temporary visa that provides a permanent pathway. You may be able to apply for the permanent visa related to the provisional visa.

This is a list of Temporary work visas available. If you are unsure which visa is right for you use the Visa Finder.

Family visas

There are also a range of visa options for family members to join you.

Explore visa options for joining family in Australia on the  Department of Home Affairs website.