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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 holding a provisional visa nominated by the state of Victoria must demonstrate that they have met the nomination eligibility conditions they agreed to at the time of accepting provisional nomination.

Living in Victoria

The applicant must have resided in Victoria to have successfully managed their business. Time absent from Victoria generally should be no more than six weeks a year, if more than six weeks, the applicant must submit the business reasons for their absence.

Operational responsibility

The applicant must be able to show that they have been responsible for the day to day operation of their business and the overall strategic direction of the business.

Current data

At the time of lodgement for state nomination, the data provided in the application must be no more than three months old and be consistent with Business Activity Statements, financial reports, tax lodgements and any data held by an Australian government department, e.g. Australian Taxation Office and DIBP.

Payment of employees

The applicant is required to comply with the National Minimum Wage standards in regards to 'eligible' employees. For guidance regarding full time and part time employees, holiday pay rate, work cover, superannuation; please consult with your registered accountant.

The Fair Work Commission website provides information about minimum wages for the current period.

Export business activity

Applicants engaging in export activity must demonstrate that the business has made a direct contribution to the Victorian economy. Examples of how to demonstrate economic contribution can include identifying:

  • the export value of Victorian goods and services
  • Victorian jobs created or retained,  including  flow-on effects to other Victorian suppliers
  • the local economic benefits of the  business
  • assistance to Victorian businesses in exporting their products or addressing market gaps
  • the expansion of export markets
  • other examples depending on the nature of the business.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they will not engage in ‘grey market’ or ‘parallel exporting’, that is, activities where goods are imported and sold in an export market without the consent of the owner of the goods’ trademark.  Such evidence may be, but is not limited to, your consultation with the Victorian business for example,  partnership agreements, the provision of meeting dates and personnel consulted.