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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 nominationSkilled visa nomination is available for professionals.
Live in Melbourne websiteThis website features tailored information, materials and services to attract and support skilled migrants who want to live and work in Victoria.
Overseas Qualification UnitA 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.
Agency links

Links to public and private sector agencies who can assist with:

  • information about establishing and operating a business in Victoria
  • business introductions
  • market potential in Australia
  • property and site location needs
  • networks
  • guidance for working with government.
Migration representatives
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.    
For more information and assistance, contact the Skilled and Business Migration Program.     




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