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Visas for innovation

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

​Global Talent Visa Program

The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. 

Australia is after the brightest and best global talent to work in seven future-focused sectors. The program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs. 

Australia is also a lifestyle destination, and one of the most prosperous, safe and culturally diverse countries in the world. Australia offers opportunities for innovation, with strong trading links and a business friendly regulatory approach. Through the program, talented individuals will be given permanent residency to make their new lives in Australia.

In 2019-2020, there were 5,000 places available under the program.

Global Talent Officers are usually located in London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington DC and promote the program by engaging with prospective applicants, business and industry. They now do this role from within Australia due to COVID-19. See Contact us​

Watch the video to find out more.


Global Talent Program video

Throughout our history, immigration has been fundamental to the growth and development of Australia.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that businesses in Australia have access to the best and brightest talent to help grow a stronger economy.

Through the Global Talent Program, Australia is attracting highly skilled and talented people from across the globe who are at the top of their field in growth industries.

The Global Talent Program offers a permanent visa, to live and work anywhere in Australia–with applicants receiving a personalised service to guide them through the process.

For more information about the Global Talent Program visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au and search for Global Talent.