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Skilled and Business Migration Program

Skilled and business migrants bring benefits to Victoria through economic, social and cultural diversity. The Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program creates value for Victoria by supporting the attraction of investor and business migrants, and high calibre global talent (including international student graduates).

The program works to attract and retain migrants who:

  • work in occupational  areas of advanced knowledge

  • work in industries forecast to have strong growth and sustainability

  • have entrepreneurial capacity and experience

  • operate in areas where government visa nomination provides a proven positive impact to Victoria

  • increase access to investment capital to help grow the economy and jobs.

The program is managed by the Victorian Government's Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Services we offer

Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program provides a range of services to different audiences and clients.

Investor and business migrants

  • Visa nomination for investor and business migrants

The Victorian Government offers visa nomination for a range of business and investor visas.

  • Investor and Business Migration Relationship Managers

Information and support is available for significant investors and other business migrants through dedicated relationship managers.

An online directory of Victorian-based organisations offering financial, business and other support services for investors and business migrants.

This website features tailored information, materials and services to attract and support investors and business migrants who want to live and invest in Victoria.

Global talent

  • Visa nomination

Skilled visa nomination is available for overseas qualified professionals and tradespeople in selected occupations with a streamlined pathway to state nomination for international PhD graduates and selected 457 visa holders in Victoria.
This website features tailored information, materials and services to attract and support skilled migrants who want to live and work in Victoria.
A dedicated team provides qualification assessment for overseas qualified professionals living permanently in Victoria.

 Businesses and industry

  • Government collaboration and advocacy
The program collaborates with, and advocates to, the Commonwealth Government to ensure that Australia is a leading destination of choice for high value international talent and investment.
  • Short-term visa support

Support for exploratory, short-stay business visas.
  • Agency links
Links to public and private sector agencies who can assist with:

  • information about establishing and operating a business in Victoria
  • business introductions
  • market potential in Australia
  • property and site location needs
  • networks
  • guidance for working with government.
An e-newsletter for Victoria's financial services sector on the work the Victorian Government is undertaking for the Significant Investor visa stream.
An online directory where approved Victorian-based organisations providing financial and business support can list their services for investors and business migrants to access.

  Migration representatives

Access to promotional and informational resources (including the ability to download or request printed copies), the latest updates and common questions answered.
Regular e-newsletter providing information on changes to visa nomination requirements, new program initiatives, updates to Visa Nomination Occupation Lists, and upcoming events.

For more information and assistance, contact the Skilled and Business Migration Program.

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