Category Archives: News

Breaking News: NSW Government Eases Requirements for Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491)

The NSW Government has made some important changes to the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) under Pathway 1. These updates aim to make it easier for skilled workers in regional New South Wales (NSW) to apply for this visa. What’s Changed? Previously, applicants needed to live and work in a designated regional area of […]

Tweaks to Labour Market Testing

LMT changes try to simplify the 482 visa process Temporary skilled work visas are designed to help employers facing skills shortages. The process of sponsoring an employee sees employers nominate a position. The nomination is approved and then they can proceed with sponsoring their candidate. Employers wanting to sponsor 482 visa applicants need to prove […]

Changes to Make Australia’s Skilled Work Visas Simpler

Skilled Migration to Australia: What’s Next? Migration consultants around Australia are now preparing for the launch of new skilled visas this year.  The new skilled visas will follow the roll out of reforms to Australia’s skilled work visa system which were announced at the end of last year. How are these changes going to affect […]

Major 482 Update: PR Pathway Date Unveiled

Earlier this year, the Australian Government flagged changes to pathways for transitioning from 482 visas to permanent residency through the Temporary Resident Transition Scheme. Changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) pathways to permanent residency are due to take effect from 25th November 2023. What exactly are those changes, and what do they […]

More Pathways to Permanent Residency

For many temporary skilled worker visas, the pathway to permanent residency is hard to navigate. The lack of certainty makes planning difficult for both business sponsors and visa holders. One of the avenues available to permanent residency for temporary visa holders, like those on sublcass 482 visas, is via the TRT stream of the 186 […]

The Dept of Home Affairs has expanded the eligibility criteria for existing Subclass 482 (TSS) visa holders to become eligible for permanent residency in Australia

The Dept of Home Affairs recently announced that Subclass 482 (TSS) visa holders in the Medium-term stream with an occupation on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) are now eligible for a pathway to permanent residency. This update was made public on 13 February 2023. This pathway to permanent residency is applicable for nominations under the […]

COVID-19 Update: What the Vaccine Roll Out Means for Temporary Visa Holders

All Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa holders, refugees, asylum seekers, temporary protection visa holders and anyone on a bridging visa will be able to get a vaccine for free. The announcement was made on Thursday by Australia’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who confirmed the government’s vaccination policy will be made available for free […]

COVID-19 Update: Australia’s Travel Bubble Begins  

Stage 1 of Australia’s Safe Travel Zone announced For the first time since Australia’s boarders closed, New Zealanders will be allowed to travel to Australia from 16th October 2020. In a tentative opening of Australia’s international borders, the Australian and New Zealand governments have agreed to allow quarantine-free travel for New Zealanders flying into New […]