On 18 April 2017, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection jointly announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages.

Temporary Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)

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What is Temporary Business Sponsorship visa?

Temporary Work (Skilled) or 457 visa allows skilled person who got a sponsorship from an approved business to come to Australia for work up to 4 years. The occupation must be on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List)

Visa Duration
  • Up to 4years
Visa Fee
Visa subclass Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457)
Base application charge $1,060
Additional applicant charge
18 and over
 $1,060
Additional applicant charge under 18 $265
 Subsequent temporary application charge $700

*Terms and Condition Apply.

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

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What is Employer Nomination Scheme?

Temporary Work (Skilled) or 457 visa allows skilled person who got a sponsorship from an approved business to come to Australia for work up to 4 years. The occupation must be on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List )

Temporary Residence Transition stream

is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years and would like to work as a permanent position in the same occupation while holding a subclass 457 visa.

Direct Entry stream

is for skilled workers who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream

Visa Duration
  • Permanent
Visa Fee
Visa subclass Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)
Base application charge $3,600
Non-internet application charge  N/A
 Additional applicant
18 and over
 $1,800
 Additional applicant under 18 $900

*Terms and Condition Apply.

Regional Sponsored Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS)

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What is Regional Sponsored Skilled Migration Scheme?

RSMS is a permanent visa for skilled workers who got a job offer in a regional area which requires works in that area at least 2 years.

Visa Duration
  • Permanent
Available Area
Regional Australia/low population growth metropolitan areas Postcodes
inclusive
New South Wales
except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
  • 2311 to 2312
  • 2328 to 2411
  • 2420 to 2490
  • 2536 to 2551
  • 2575 to 2594
  • 2618 to 2739
  • 2787 to 2899
Queensland
except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
  • 4124 to 4125
  • 4133
  • 4211
  • 4270 to 4272
  • 4275
  • 4280
  • 4285
  • 4287
  • 4307 to 4499
  • 4515
  • 4517 to 4519
  • 4522 to 4899
Victoria
except Melbourne metropolitan area
  • 3211 to 3334
  • 3340 to 3424
  • 3430 to 3649
  • 3658 to 3749
  • 3753,
  • 3756
  • 3758
  • 3762
  • 3764
  • 3778 to 3781
  • 3783
  • 3797
  • 3799
  • 3810 to 3909
  • 3921 to 3925
  • 3945 to 3974
  • 3979
  • 3981 to 3996
Western Australia
except Perth and surrounding areas
  • 6041 to 6044
  • 6083 to 6084
  • 6121 to 6126
  • 6200 to 6799
South Australia
  • Entire State
Tasmania
  • Entire State
Northern Territory
  • Entire Territory
Visa Fee
Visa subclass Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
(Subclass 187)
Base application charge $3,600
Non-internet application charge  N/A
 Additional applicant
18 and over
 $1,800
Additional applicant under 18 $900

*Terms and Condition Apply.