Australian Work Visa

Australia is a great place to work and live.  Australia rates as the fourth highest wage rates of any nation on earth and Australia has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the developed world.  Along with word class education and health care, working in Australia provides individuals and families with a lifestyle second to none.

Australia is seeking skilled workers in a range of industries, including management, health, technology and trade occupations.

To qualify for a work visa to Australia, work visa applicants must meet age, skill and English requirements, as well as health and character requirements.  You must also nominate an occupation on the relevant Skilled Occupation List (SOL).  This is a list of occupations in demand in Australia.

There are a variety of temporary and permanent work visas for skilled workers.  Some require you to have an employer willing to sponsor you to work in Australia.  There are also a number of work visa options for skilled workers that do not have a job offer in Australia.


Employer sponsored Migration – for skilled workers with a job offer in Australia.

Under the Employer Sponsored scheme you must have an employer who is willing to sponsor you to work in Australia.   If you have an employer willing to sponsor you, Live Work Australia will liase directly with yourself and your prospective employer to discuss sponsorship and visa requirements.  Concessions apply if your work is located in a regional area.

Live Work Australia also provides corporates services directly to employers seeking to employ overseas workers to work in Australia. Click here to find out more.

Skilled Migration - for skilled workers without a job offer in Australia

Under the Skilled Migration program you may be invited to apply for an Australian work visa irrespective having a job offer.  If you do not have an employer to sponsor you, you must submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) on a Government website called Skills Select and be invited by the Australian Government to apply for a skilled work visa to Australia.  Live Work Australia can help you with all aspects of the migration process, including obtaining a skills assessment, preparing and lodging an Expression of Interest on the Government website, and preparing and lodging your skilled visa application.

In our initial consultation, Live Work Australia will discuss your visa options and assess whether you are eligible to apply for an Australian employer sponsored visa or skilled visa to Australia.  All eligibility requirements are discussed with an immigration lawyer so that you are well advised prior to retaining our services.  Our lawyers will guide you through the visa application process one step at a time, as well as complete all forms and paperwork related to your application.  We will advise you of the required supporting documentation required for a successful application, provide assistance with health and character requirements and lodge and manage your visa application.

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We offer full and advisory visa application assistance

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