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Working in Australia

Identify and attract highly talented people from around the globe, to Australia.

Global Talent Independent program

About the program

The program is designed to attract skilled migrants at the top future-focused fields to Australia. The program  brings the best talent from around the world.

This creates opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating job opportunities. 

See media release - Strengthening Australia's ability to attract the best and brightest.

How does the program work

We work with Australian universities, industry bodies, and state and territory governments to attract global talent, to Australia.

Our Global Talent Officers are located in Berlin, Dubai, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington DC. They work across a number of countries in their region, and attend key industry events and expos to promote the program.

How to apply

Access to the program will be via a referral from either:

  • a Global Talent Officer
  • an organisation with a national reputation in the same field as the applicant.

Highly skilled professionals referred to the Department may be invited to apply for a Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124 or subclass 858).

Use our Global Talent Contact Form:

  • to refer a highly skilled individual at the top of their field to the Global Talent Independent program, or
  • to lodge a Distinguished Talent visa application

For further information, email globaltalent@homeaffairs.gov.au.