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The Victorian Government’s visa nomination program aims to attract highly skilled global talent (including international student graduates) with the skills we most need to keep Victoria’s industries competitive.

Visa nomination is a way for the Victorian Government to select global talent skills in industries and jobs that are forecast to have strong growth for independent skilled migration visas.

Visa nomination provides a pathway for independent skilled migrants with the skills Victoria needs to make a valid visa application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – the Commonwealth Government department responsible for regulating entry to Australia.

Helping Victorian employers

The Victorian Government’s visa nomination program means you can access highly-employable skilled migrants to fill your job vacancies. Victorian nominated visa holders generally have permanent residency and are either already in Victoria, or making plans to relocate here.

You should always check the visa details and conditions of the migrants you employ. Penalties apply for employing overseas workers without work rights.

Check visa details and conditions using DIBP's Visa Entitlement Verification Online tool.

The Victorian Government’s visa nomination program means you can access highly-employable skilled migrants to fill your job vacancies. Victorian nominated visa holders generally have permanent residency and are either already in Victoria, or making plans to relocate here.

The Victorian Government also offers a streamlined pathway to visa nomination for current or recent subclass 457 visa holders who work in occupations on Victoria’s Visa Nomination Occupation Lists. Applications for this pathway will be processed within two weeks compared to the standard 12-week processing time.

To access Victorian nominated skilled migrants or discuss options for permanent residency for workers you know who are currently on (or who have recently held) subclass 457 visas, contact us.