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Queensland Migration

When immigrants enter Australia, many of them choose to travel to Queensland. Queensland boasts a good standard of living

  • a steadfast economy
  • inexpensive inexpensive housing
  • top-notch education
  • cutting-edge medical services
  • Perfect beaches
  • national parks and the outback experience are available to you and your family in a safe setting with modern roads and public transportation infrastructure.

It is the only state in Australia with six international airports. It has a subtropical and tropical climate, a bustling cosmopolitan, arts, and cultural scene, and an eclectic blend of friendly cultures ready to make you feel at home.

QLD 494 visa requirements



In order to be sponsored for a 494 visa in Queensland, you must have a suitable employer there. You must adhere to the following criteria, as must your employer.

Visa for Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)

For immigrants who don’t fit the criteria for subclass 494 or other permanent visas, visa subclass 482 is a common alternative. Compared to subclass 494, this sort of visa also allows for a wider range of occupations.



You and your company must fulfil the following requirements in order to qualify for this visa:

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 Laborer’s Agreement

When there is a workforce shortfall that cannot be filled by Australian workers or through conventional visa systems, qualified enterprises may sponsor skilled foreign workers through labour agreements.
Industry Specific, Company Specific, Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA), Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES), and Project Agreement are the five different categories of labor agreements.



  • Industry-specific – Government agreements on terms and available incentives are made at the industry level.
  • Dairy, Fishing, On-Hire, Meat, Pork, Restaurant (Fine Dining), Minister of Religion, Advertising, and Horticulture are the industries now covered by agreements.
  • Terms and concessions that are company-specific are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Agreement on Designated Area Migration (DAMA)

A Designated Area Representative Agreement (DAMA) is a contract between the Australian Government and a regional, state, or territory authority (DAR).
In order to address recognized labor shortages in particular fields, it offers access to a wider spectrum of foreign employees than the typical skilled visa programs.
DAMAs may grant exceptions for visa requirements such English proficiency, pay, skills, and age restrictions.
Each agreement comprises a list of skilled occupations that is unique to the DAMA and can be changed to meet determined labor market demands.
DAMAs are intended to support sectors like agriculture, hospitality and tourism, health, mining and construction, defense, space, and innovation.

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 Programs for Pacific Labor Mobility

Pacific Labor Program

  • The Pacific Labor Scheme allows citizens of a number of Pacific Island nations as well as Timor-Leste to work in low- and semi-skilled jobs for up to three years in all sectors of rural and regional Australia.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is in charge of running the Pacific Labor Scheme (DFAT).
  • To participate in the program, applicants must have DFAT endorsement and be invited by an Australian company with DFAT endorsement.
  • Employers must submit an application to the Department of Home Affairs in order to sponsor temporary activities.

Scheme for Seasonal Workers

  • The Seasonal Worker Program allows some Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to deploy seasonal workers to work in low-wage, unskilled jobs around the country in the agriculture and horticulture sectors in exchange for housing in designated regions for up to nine months per year.
  • The Department of Education, Skills, and Employment oversees the Seasonal Worker Program.
  • To become a “Approved Employer,” an employer must submit an application for approval to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and sign a Deed of Agreement with the Department.
  • Employers must submit an application to the Department of Home Affairs in order to sponsor temporary activities.

Queensland’s Skilled Immigration
If you possess the necessary training and credentials for a job on the appropriate list, you should seriously consider applying for an Australian visa via the skilled migration route.
advantages of submitting a nomination for Queensland
You are not bound to a certain employer if you use State Nomination.
Employers in Queensland must provide:

+ the same employment rights and conditions as Australian citizens;

+ a secure workplace.
Additional perks, like as holidays and paid time off

Visa for Global Talent
The goal of Australia’s Global Talent initiatives is to attract highly talented people who will open doors by bringing in their cutting-edge capabilities to help local job creation and drive innovation in Australia’s economy.
Key Attributes

  • Streamlined and expedited visa process
  • Applicants and their families can obtain Permanent Residency (PR) and live and work anywhere in Australia.
  • There are no official employer requirements.
  • No limits at the State or Territorial level on planning
  • no maximum age to apply (55s and over need to demonstrate a higher level of prominence)

Program for Queensland Business Nomination
The program gives you the chance to become a part of our society and support Queensland’s economic and industrial development.
If you want to apply for a Business Innovation and Investment visa, you must obtain State/Territory Nomination (subclass 188).
Four visa options:

  • Business Innovation
  • Investor
  • Significant Investor
  • Entrepreneur

The prerequisites for the two most common business visas in Queensland are listed below:

Business Innovation Stream Visa (Visa 188A)
Total assets available for transfer to Queensland amount to A$1.25 million, which includes either a minimum company investment of $300,000 in rural Queensland or $400,000 in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast districts.
Business for property development will not be entertained.
The development of foreign markets for Queensland products is required by export enterprises.
Businesses engaged in general importing will not be accepted (unless value adding).
must exhibit a sincere dedication to Queensland.

Investor Stream Visa(Visa 188B)
Must be prepared to transfer at least A$3 million in net personal and commercial assets to Queensland, Australia (including A$2.5 million for complying investments and A$500,000 for settlement).
Investments must be made in accordance with the Complying Investment Framework.
20% in venture capital and growth private equity (VCPE) funds, which finance start-ups and small private businesses.
30% in authorized managed funds that are required to invest in newly listed firms on the Australian Stock Exchange.
50% of managed funds’ investments go toward balancing them.

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