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Use SkillSelect to find an employer or submit an expression of interest for visa nomination.

What is SkillSelect?

SkillSelect is the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s free online system for administering its skilled and business migration program.

If you want to migrate to Australia as an independent skilled, business or investor migrant you need to submit an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect.

How does SkillSelect work?

Skilled workers and business people who want to migrate to Australia can use SkillSelect to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be considered for a skilled or business visa.

If you want to migrate to Australia under the skill stream of Australia's migration program, you must submit an EOI via SkillSelect – either before or after applying for visa nomination. You can use SkillSelect to find a potential employer through employer sponsored visas.


Once you’ve submitted your EOI on SkillSelect, employers and state/territory governments can review your EOIs on SkillSelect and identify candidates for sponsorship or nomination.

Connecting employers with global talent

SkillSelect provides an efficient way for employers to source global talent for vacancies that cannot be filled locally.

Employers can use SkillSelect to:

  • search for prospective employees with specific occupations
  • check an applicant’s experience, qualifications, English language skills and willingness to work in regional areas
  • identify and contact prospective employees and discuss possible employment and sponsorship opportunities.

If you’re an employer you can search for potential employees on SkillSelect by simply creating a free user account.

Visit the SkillSelect website for more information.