Australia's skilled visas

Australia has a number of visa options for individuals who wish to work or invest in Australia. These visas are designed to target genuine skill shortages, diversify business expertise and increase entrepreneurial talent, without displacing Australian workers.

Follow the links below to find information about these visa options, plus general information about how Australia’s skilled visa programs work and how they benefit Australia.

What’s new with Australia’s skilled visas

Skilled occupations list and skills assessments

Temporary sponsored skilled visas

Provisional and Permanent skilled visas

Labour agreements

Skilled visa options

If you are unsure about which skilled visa option is applicable to your needs and circumstances, a high level overview of Skilled visa options is available.