Work Visa News

Stay informed about work visas, including Temporary Skills Shortage, Employer Nomination Scheme, Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional, Designated Area Migration Agreement, Working Holiday, Training, Work and Holiday, and Temporary Work visas.
The Australian government introduced new visa application charges on 1 July 2024 to better reflect the cost of processing applications. This update affects various visa subclasses, including those for skilled workers, students, and family members. The fee changes are indexed annually. The cost adjustments take into account various factors, including: Government policies and priorities Economic conditions Changes in immigration programs Administrative costs associated with processing visas The price changes can vary significantly across different visa categories. For example: Student visa fees increased dramatically from $710 to $1,600 Other visa categories saw more modest increases, such as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, which increased from $1,455 to $1,495 for the... Read more

About Work Visas

If you possess skills and capabilities to enhance Australia's economy and workforce, then you may be eligible to migrate to Australia by applying for an Australian Work visa.

These visas are specifically designed to encourage applicants to obtain sponsorship through an employer or to secure nomination.

Many foreigners choose to live and work in Australia because of the lifestyle and employment opportunities offered.

Important things to know about work visas

  • Visa Options: There are different visa options available, such as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa, and Skilled Independent visa. Choosing the right one depends on your circumstances.
  • Sponsorship: Most work visas require an Australian employer to sponsor you. Ensure your potential employer is an approved sponsor recognised by the Australian government.
  • Occupation Lists: Check if your occupation is on the relevant occupation list for the visa you're applying for. These lists can change, and some occupations might have additional requirements or restrictions.
  • Skills Assessment: Depending on the visa type, you may need to undergo a skills assessment to prove that your qualifications and work experience meet Australian standards for your occupation.
  • English Language Proficiency: English language proficiency may include test scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE, depending on your visa type and nationality.

For more details visit our work visas page.

First Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa 462)

The Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) have an extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can work while you are here
  • You can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Papua New Guinea Added

Papua New Guinea has been added to the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) program. This came into effect on 1st July 2023.

Work Visa Caps for 2023-2024

There is an annual limit or cap on the number of first Work and Holiday (subclass 462) ​visas available in each program year (1 July to 30 June) for applicants who hold a passport from an eligible country. Once the cap has been filled, no more applications can be lodged until the next program year. There is no cap on second or third Work and Holiday visas. Read more about work visa caps.

Work Visa Application Charges

The Australian work visa application process involves mandatory Government Visa Application Charges (VAC), with charges varying based on the specific work visa type and number of applicants.

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Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)

Are you required to fill a temporary skills shortage for an Australian Employer?

The 482 is a temporary visa, which entitles skilled workers to work in Australia for up to four years if they are sponsored by an approved Australian employer.

It is compulsory for your professional skills or work experience to be relevant to the position you are applying for in Australia.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 Visa

For Australian employers looking to sponsor skilled workers to live and work full-time in Australia, there is the Employer Nomination Scheme.

The applicant must possess relevant qualifications and work experience in the nominated occupation, and be nominated in an eligible skilled occupation as outlined in the Combined list of eligible skilled occupations.

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494)

This is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for a period of 5 years from when your visa is granted.

You must be employed to work in the nominated occupation and in a position within the sponsoring business or an associated entity of that business, located in a designated regional area of Australia.

It provides benefits including a pathway to permanent residency (Subclass 191).

Work Visa Reviews

Finally I got my 482 visa, Big thank to all TIA lawyers for the help until My visa granted yesterday.
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Al Azmar
Finally my 186 granted today. Its been a very long journey for me. Thank you so much Stuart and his team to assisted me all throughout the process. I highly recommend this agency.
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May See
I would give them 10 stars if I could. Very professional, very efficient, always willing to answer any question. Big thank you to Stuart Eley for all his support trough the process, it was a roller coaster but my visa 482 has been granted today 😎
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Ana Jovanovci
Stuart and Steve did a great job with my 494 visa, in a very short period of time they have managed to get the application ready and the Visa was approved, great job guys!
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Nemanja Djurovic
Thanks to This Is Australia I was able to get my 482 visa as well as travel exemption during the Covid-19 pandemic. I highly recommend their services.
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Leandri Pretorius
A big thank you to Anthony and his team at This is Australia. We would not been able to get through the process of obtaining our PR (DE 186) without your expertise. Highly recommended!!!
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Rahil Razzak
I can't thank you enough for all the help and assistance you provided for my Visa 482 application. Your team is very knowledgeable and prompt to provide clarification for all my enquiries. I would like to commend each and every member of the team who surely did an amazing job. More power!
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Jhonabelle Labawan
186 permanent Visa granted much earlier than guidelines! Easy and smooth communication during the process. I highly recommend them.
Thank you Steve and Anthony.
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Javier Zanella
This is Australia, I can't thank you enough. Both visa applications (457 & 186) were approved in record time. I would highly recommend Stuart and Anthony. Thanks again for making the whole process stress free!
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