Category Archives: Visas

Australia Unveils 2024-25 Immigration Plans: What You Need to Know

The Australian Government recently revealed its plans for immigration in the upcoming year. It highlighted key changes and allocations that will shape the landscape for skilled workers and families looking to make Australia their home. Our Key Takeaways Importing skills is a necessity – but the housing shortage must not be exacerbated . More places […]

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 […]

Understanding Australia’s Skilled Occupation Lists

If you’re a business considering sponsoring an employee, understanding Australia’s Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL) is key: they are the first step in establishing your eligibility to sponsor a 482 visa and other skilled visas. What are the Skilled Occupation Lists? Skilled Occupation Lists outline all the occupations that are in demand in Australia and are […]

Why Employers Should give a DAMA about Labour Agreements

Australia set up Designated Area Migration Agreements to help regional employers tackle skills shortages. But what are they and how do they help? In a bid to foster regional development and address skill shortages, one of the programs Australia has is the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).  These agreements are a tool aimed at supporting […]

Skills Shortage visa: The 3 big changes that matter for employers and employees

Australia is set to implement long-awaited changes to its skilled migration system which will see benefits many employers – especially regional employers. The new rules extend the range of jobs employers can sponsor for permanent residency. All skilled occupation lists, including the Regional Occupation List, will now have access to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) […]

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 […]

Permanent Residents: Don’t let an expired Resident Return visa ruin your holiday plans

In Australia, we are weeks away from the long summer holidays; a time when many Australian permanent residents will be heading off to visit family and friends overseas. But have you thought about the return leg? Checking the status of your Resident Return Visa is vital. The Resident Return Visa enables Australian permanent residents to […]

7 Things Employers Should Know Before Sponsoring 482 Visas

With skills shortages affecting many sectors and affecting business growth, looking overseas for suitable talent is sometimes essential when Australians can’t be sourced to fill vacancies. Before employers decide to embark on sponsoring an employee, there are several important things they should know. In this article, we’ll explore seven key aspects of sponsoring 482 visas. […]