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Visas for innovation

Australia needs to attract the brightest and the best, to help grow a stronger economy.

​​​Global Talent Visa Program

The Global Talent Visa Program is a streamlined visa pathway. It is for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. 

Australia wants the brightest and best global talent to work in ten future-focused sectors. We designed the program to support the economy by introducing innovative skills to high priority industries. This will create opportunities for Australians by:

  • ​​transferring skills
  • promoting innovation
  • creating jobs. 

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

In 2021-2022, there are 15,000 places available under the program.

Global Talent Officers are in Australia, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Taipei and Washington DC. They promote the program by engaging with prospective applicants, business and industry. 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.