Short Term:

This visa stream enables employers to address short term labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled overseas workers where employers cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian.

The occupation is on the short-term skilled occupations list.

Stay:

You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies

Cost:

From AUD 1,175

Processing Time:

75% of applications: 37 days

90% of applications: 73 days

Medium Term:

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian.

Your occupation is on either the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Regional Occupation List (ROL). You can work in Australia for up to four years.

Stay:

Up to 4 years

Cost:

From AUD 2,455

Processing Time:

75% of applications: 35 days

90% of applications: 61 days

Labour agreement stream:

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by an employers with a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily.

Your employer has to have a labour agreement with the Australian government in effect.

Stay:

Up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.

Cost:

From AUD 2,455

Processing Time:

75% of applications: 18 days

90% of applications: 39 days

Subsequent entrant:

This visa enables genuinely skilled workers brought in to address labour shortages to bring their family. It is for family members of subclass 482 and 457 visa holders.

It is for family members of subclass 482 and 457 visa holders

Stay:

You can stay for as long as your visa is valid.

Cost:

From AUD 1,175

Processing Time:

There are no processing times available for this visa

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