Visitor Visa
This group of visas include working holiday visas, which allow for individuals between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in Australia. Extension to this visa can be provided if work is completed in certain categories for at least 3 months (e.g. fruit picking).

Student and Training Visas
This group of visas include working holiday visas, which allow for individuals between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in Australia. Extension to this visa can be provided if work is completed in certain categories for at least 3 months (e.g. fruit picking).

Working and Skilled Visas
This category of visas allows for individuals who meet certain criteria to work in key areas defined as being of need by the Australian government.

Refugee and Humanitarian Visas
Refugee visas allow for permanent residency in Australia and the ability to work. There are sub-classes of refugee visas and 4 additional types of visa which fit within the refugee and humanitarian visa category.

Other Visas
This category includes bridging visas, which can be applied for after expiry of one visa but before the acceptance of another.

Working on a visa

If someone wants to come to Australia to work, they will need a visa that suits the work they intend to do. The Australian Government has work visas for:

  • skilled workers
  • people participating in specific activities
  • working holiday makers
  • highly specialised workers
  • trainees, short term
  • experienced business people
  • investors
  • Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry

If someone needs a sponsor to be eligible for the grant of a work visa, they can find a sponsor themselves, or they can put in an expression of interest using SkillSelect.