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Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

When you apply for Victorian visa nomination, your application is assessed against the following criteria:

Visa eligibility

You are required to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa requirements.

Victorian visa nomination is valid for three months. As such, early applications are not recommended since this may impact visa eligibility.

Provisional visa nomination conditions

Applicants holding a provisional visa nominated by the Victorian government must demonstrate that they have met the nomination conditions they agreed to at the time of accepting Victorian nomination.

Complying investment

You must show that you have continuously held complying investments that were of economic benefit to Victoria during your provisional visa period.

If you lodged your provisional visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection before 1 July 2015, your chosen investments must meet the following requirements:

  • Victorian Government Bonds: an investment of A$1.5 million or more over four years in Victorian Government Bonds
  • Managed Funds: Victorian investment was included in the fund’s chosen investments
  • Private Company: an investment in a Victorian based proprietary (private) company of A$1.5 million or more.

If you lodged your provisional visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on or after 1 July 2015, your investments must meet the following requirements:

- Venture Capital and Growth Private Equity (VCPE) investment      

  • the VCPE fund actively sourced investments in Victoria, or
  • the VCPE fund provider maintained an office in Victoria.

- Emerging companies and balancing investment

  • Victorian investment was included in the chosen investments, or
  • the managed fund provider maintained an office in Victoria.

Commitment to Victoria

You will be required to demonstrate that you are committed to living and investing in Victoria.

The Victorian Government is flexible on how this commitment is demonstrated. We understand that individuals have different circumstances, so we will consider factors collectively, such as:

  • whether a residence has been established in Victoria
  • time spent in Victoria and in other Australian States/ Territories
  • whether spouses/ partners and children are living, studying or working in Victoria
  • steps taken towards living in Victoria in the future. For example, property purchase, future school enrolment of children.
  • any other relevant factors, such as additional business or investment activity undertaken in Victoria beyond the complying investment.

Note: you are not required to demonstrate all of the above factors.

Some examples of evidence include:

  • tenancy agreement
  • property ownership documents
  • enrolment of children in Victoria schools
  • airline documents showing time spent in Victoria
  • receipts from apartments, hotels, car hire or other services used in Victoria
  • a commitment statement explaining residence in Victoria
  • evidence of additional business/ investment activity in Victoria.

The above are only some examples; the Victorian Government is flexible regarding evidence that can be used to show your commitment to Victoria.