Employ people from overseas in your state or territory

Employing workers from overseas can give your business a real advantage.

Here's information about employing overseas workers that is specific to your state or territory.

Australian Capital Territory

Business Development has information on skilled and business migration in the ACT.

New South Wales

Business Migration - welcomes business migrants who plan to set up a business or invest in NSW.


Business Visas - the Queensland Government Skilled Migration program provides a means to access workers with skills that can't be sourced locally.

South Australia

Business Migration - schemes to address difficulties employers have in finding suitable employees in the local labour market.


Skilled Migration information for employers.


SkillSelect - online system for administering key visas in the skilled migration program.

Western Australia

Information for employers - information on employing people from overseas.

What to do...

  • See SkillSelect to find skilled overseas workers seeking to live and work in Australia.
  • Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for information on how to make sure you employ people who are allowed to work in Australia - see Learn about employing migrants.
  • Go to the Home Affairs website for more information on various options for working in Australia.
  • Obtain the prospective worker's permission to confirm their right to work in Australia by checking the Home Affairs website Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

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