The Skilled and Business Migration Program attracts and retains talent to Victoria by providing state visa nomination to selected high-calibre skilled professionals, business people and investors from around the world.
The program works to attract and retain migrants who:
- have skills that will contribute to Victoria’s economic growth
- work in industries of advanced knowledge
- have entrepreneurial talent and experience to create jobs and bring innovation to Victoria
- can generate future focussed businesses
- can support Victoria’s start-up ecosystem.
The program is managed by the Victorian Government's Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions.
Services we offer
Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program provides a range of services to different audiences and clients.
Investor and business migrants
|Visa nomination for investor and business migrants||The Victorian Government offers visa nomination for a range of business and investor visas.|
|Investor and Business Migration Relationship Managers||Information and support is available for significant investors and other business migrants through dedicated relationship managers.|
|Live in Melbourne website||This website features tailored information, materials and services to attract and support investors and business migrants who want to invest and do business in Victoria.|
Highly skilled migrants
|Visa nomination||Skilled visa nomination is available for professionals.|
|Live in Melbourne website||This website features tailored information, materials and services to attract and support skilled migrants who want to live and work in Victoria.|
|Overseas Qualification Unit||A dedicated team assisting overseas qualified professionals living in Victoria to obtain assessment of their qualifications.|
Businesses and industry
|Government collaboration and advocacy||The program collaborates with, and advocates to, the Commonwealth Government to ensure that Australia is a leading destination of choice for high value international talent and investment.|
|Short-term visa support||Support for exploratory, short-stay business visas.|
Links to public and private sector agencies who can assist with:
|Migration Agent's page
||Access to promotional and informational resources (including the ability to download or request printed copies), the latest updates and common questions answered.
|Migration Agent Alert
||Regular e-newsletter providing information on changes to visa nomination requirements, new program initiatives, updates to Visa Nomination Occupation Lists, and upcoming events.