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The Skilled and Business Migration Program supports Victoria’s status as a destination-of-choice for international skilled, investor and business migrants.

Skilled and business migrants bring benefits to Victoria through economic, social and cultural diversity. The Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program creates value for Victoria by supporting the attraction of investor and business migrants, and high calibre global talent (including international student graduates).

The program works to attract and retain migrants who:

  • work in occupational  areas of advanced knowledge
  • work in industries forecast to have strong growth and sustainability
  • have entrepreneurial talent and experience
  • operate in areas where government visa nomination provides a proven positive impact to Victoria
  • increase access to investment capital to help grow the economy and jobs.

The program is managed by the Victorian Government's Department of Jobs Precincts 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.
Significant Investor Services Directory
An online directory of Victorian-based organisations offering financial, business and other support services for investors and business migrants.
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.
Global talent
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.
Significant Investor Services Directory
An online directory where approved Victorian-based organisations providing financial and business support can list their services for investors and business migrants to access.
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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