Australian Visas

Australian Visas - Available Today

Australian department of immigration and border protection issue visas to manage people entering Australia via specific visa classes, these are divided into permanent and temporary visas.  From temporary visitor visas, study visas, work visas and more.  The law, policy and visa classes are amendments almost annually since the immigration law was introduced.  These changes mean Australian immigration law is now among the most complex in the world.
 
Today there are many visa categories at both the state and federal-level. On this page, you will find some of the most popular visas. To find the best visa for your circumstances, all potential routes require investigation. 
 
Complete our free assessment, and our expert advisors will consider your eligibility, and provide advice on the visa that's right for you.

We have listed the various visas under the main headings:

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Working and skilled visas

  • Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)
  • Business Owner (subclass 890)
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)
  • Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Investor Retirement (subclass 405)
  • Investor visa (subclass 891)jobs in Australia
  • Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Recognition Graduate visa (subclass 476)
  • Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)
  • Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
  • Special Program visa (subclass 416)
  • Special Program visa (subclass 416) for the Seasonal Worker Program
  • State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
  • Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488)
  • Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
  • Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
  • Temporary Work (long stay) visa (subclass 401)
  • Temporary Work (short stay) visa (subclass 400)
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Training and Research visa (subclass 402)

Studying visas

  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)

Family and spousal visas

  • Adoption visa (subclass 102)
  • Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)
  • Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)
  • Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
  • Carer visa (subclass 836)
  • Carer visa (subclass 116)
  • Child visa (subclass 101)
  • Child visa (subclass 802)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)
  • Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864)
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
  • Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
  • Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)
  • New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary) visa (subclass 461)
  • Orphan Relative (subclass 117)
  • Orphan Relative (subclass 837)
  • Parent visa (subclass 103)
  • Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)
  • Partner visa (subclass 801 820)
  • Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) 
  • Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115)
  • Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835)

Refugee and humanitarian visas

  • Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202)
  • In-country Special Humanitarian (subclass 201)
  • Protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Refugee visa (subclass 200)
  • Women at Risk visa (subclass 204) 
  • Emergency rescue visa (subclass 203)

Other visas

  • Bridging visa A –BVA- (subclass 010)
  • Bridging visa B – BVB – (subclass 020)
  • Bridging visa C – BVC – (subclass 030)
  • Bridging visa D – BVD – (subclass 040 and 041)
  • Bridging visa E – BVE – (subclass 050 and 051)
  • Crew Travel Authority visa (subclass 942)
  • Former Resident visa (subclass 151)
  • Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)
  • Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)
  • Resident Return visa (subclass 155 157)
  • Special Category visa (subclass 444)
  • Special Purpose visa

Visitor visas

  • Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)
  • eVisitor (subclass 651)
  • Transit visa (subclass 771)
  • Visitor (subclass 600)
  • Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
  • Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

Repealed visas

To highlight the ever-changing face of Australian Immigration we have listed many of the visas now repealed.  If you are eligible for a visa to Australia we suggest you act quickly to avoid disappointment.

  • Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) visa (subclass 459)
  • Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456)
  • Business Skills (Provisional) visa (subclass 160 and 165)
  • Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa (subclass 426)
  • Domestic Worker (Temporary) Executive visa (subclass 427)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant) visa (subclass 956 and   977)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant) visa (subclass 956 and 977)
  • Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) visa (subclass 976)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 121 and 856)
  • Established Business in Australia visa (subclass 845)
  • Exchange visa (subclass 411)
  • Foreign Government Agency (subclass 415)
  • Government Agreement visa (subclass 406)
  • Labour Agreement visa (subclass 120)
  • Labour Agreement visa (subclass 855)
  • Media and Film Staff visa (subclass 423)
  • Medical Practitioner visa (subclass 422)
  • Medical Treatment (Short Stay) visa (subclass 675)
  • Medical Treatment Long Stay visa (subclass 685)
  • Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 119 and 857)
  • Religious Worker visa (subclass 428)
  • Retirement visa (subclass 410)
  • Skilled Designated Area Sponsored visa (subclass 496)
  • Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 495)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 175)
  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 885)
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475)
  • Skilled Regional Sponsored (subclass 487)
  • Skilled Sponsored visa (subclass 176)
  • Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) visa (subclass 459)
  • Sponsored Family Visitor visa (subclass 679)
  • Sponsored visa (subclass 886)
  • Sport visa (subclass 421)
  • State or Territory Sponsored Regional Established Business in Australia visa (subclass 846)
  • Tourist visa (subclass 676)
  • Visiting Academic visa (subclass 419)
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence sector visa (subclass 576)
  • Higher Education Sector visa (subclass 573)
  • Independent ELICOS Sector visa (subclass 570)
  • Non-Award Sector visa (subclass 575)
  • Postgraduate Research Sector visa (subclass 574)
  • School Sector visa (subclass 571)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 580)
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector visa (Subclass 572)

Australian Visas issued

Five Largest Foreign-Born Groups in Australia, 2015

(percent of the total foreign-born population)

Total foreign born: 4,416,000
Share of total population: 22%

          Australia Visas

  • About 4.4 million foreign-born persons resided in Australia as of the country’s 2006 Population and Housing Census. They accounted for 22.2 percent of the total country population of 19.9 million. The foreign-born share did not change between 2005 and 2015.
  • About one in every four migrants in Australia was from the United Kingdom.
  • Immigrants from the top five countries of origin - the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan), Italy, and Vietnam - accounted for 45.1 percent of all of the foreign born in Australia.
  • The immigrant population of Australia is dominated by a single foreign-born group: immigrants from the United Kingdom in Australia.
  • Over 60% of immigrants from the UK enter as skilled workers and 43% of all applications were approved.  Many applications were also rejected at the skills assessment stage prevent clarity on the overall refusal rates.

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