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Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

When you apply for Victorian visa nomination, your application is assessed against a number of criteria. We apply the criteria below across all applications.

Nomination eligibility conditions

Applicants are required to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements.


Applicants must be under 55 years of age.

Benefit to Victoria

Applicants must show how their eligible business will make a contribution to the Victorian economy and that they will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall strategic direction of the business.   

Living in Victoria

The applicant must have a genuine commitment to establish a residence and reside in the state of Victoria as per the visa and nomination conditions.

An understanding of the commercial challenges

The applicant must demonstrate that they understand the commercial challenges they may encounter when engaging in their proposed eligible business in Victoria.