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Visas for innovation

There is growing competition across the world for global talent.

Australia must attract the best and brightest to help create a more prosperous Australia.

In 2018, the Government announced 3 programs to attract global talent to Australia.

  • Global Talent Independent program
    Designed to attract highly talented individuals, with entrepreneurial ideas and cutting-edge skills within target industry sectors, who can contribute to Australia’s economy by driving innovation and supporting the creation of local jobs.
  • Global Talent Employer Sponsored program
    Designed to attract highly skilled migrants with cutting edge skills into niche occupations to help innovate established businesses and contribute to Australia’s developing startup ecosystem.
  • Supporting Innovation in South Australia pilot
    A pilot program designed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to launch seed-stage startups in South Australia. The pilot began in November 2018.