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Pacific Engagement visa (subclass 192)

This visa allows people of Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste to live and work in Australia permanently.

​​​​​​​Up to 3,000 visas will be allocated to eligible Pacific island nationals and Timor Leste each year. You can find out more about why we have introduced this visa at The Pacific Engagement Visa – Australia’s new permanent visa.

The Pacific Engagement visa pre-application ballot for Pacific Island and Timor-Leste Nationals will open for registrations on 3 June 2024. You can only register in the ballot while the ballot is open.

You can only submit a Pacific Engagement (subclass 192) visa application if you are selected in the ballot and invited to apply for the visa.​

Visa scams

The department is aware of the increasing risk of visa scams, including scams targeting Pacific Island nationals. To protect yourself from visa scams you should only deal with official Australian Government channels. These include websites for the:

To report a visa scam see visa scams.​​​​​​