Employer Sponsored

So you got the dream job (or you are still looking but need to know what comes next) and now you need a work visa....

Australia has extremely strict laws about the employment of foreign workers.

Generally speaking, only highly skilled and experienced workers can obtain visas to work in Australia.

If you work in an occupation on one of the occupation lists you can be sponsored by an employer to work in Australia on a short, medium or long term basis, or even be sponsored for permanent residency.  

Whilst short and medium term visas have no age limit, permanent residency is generally for people under 50 under less they meet certain waiver criteria.  

If you are under 31 years of age, have no children and hold an eligible passport, you may consider either a 'Working Holiday'or 'Work and Holiday' visa.  This doesnt require employer sponsorship but lets you travel to Australia and work for a specified period of time.  People often call it the 'backpacker' visa, and many people holding these visas go on to be sponsored by their employers for other visas.

Employer sponsored visa to work in Australia include:

  • 400 - Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
  • 408 - Temporary Activity visa
  • 488 - Temporary Skill Shortage (work) visa
  • 186 - Employer Sponsored permanent residency visas
  • 187 - Regional Sponsored permanent residency visas

If you are a Sportsperson or Religious worker or on a formal professional exchange then there is also the 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa, or if you are in the Entertainment industry, then the 420 Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa is probably for you!

Whatever the industry, talk to us.

We will assess both you and the sponsoring employer and the role they propose you to fill.  We have free assessments and this includes speaking with your future employer, discussing options with their HR and management, and helping them to confidently make the best decision for their business and your migration aims.


Bonnie has been a terrific long term client of my company. iVisas have helped me and my company now for a number of years.

Matt H (Australian Company Director)

Bonnie has been a very good expert on immigration purposes, she assisted me during my skill assessment, provided me with vital information. I'm happy to use iVisas and I will always recommend them to my friends

Luke E

I got big recommendation for iVisas services and Bonnie from her previous satisfied client and I am so happy because that! I am very thankful for Bonnie's big professionalism and management of our case. It is precious to find dedicated agent after a series of unsuccessful attempts! Thank you!

Ivana V

I highly recommend iVisas for any visa assistance. Bonnie is highly knowledgeable and happy to assist with any questions. Very professional and responds quickly.

Dragana M

I highly recommend iVisas services and in particular Bonnie, who went out her way to inform me of the complex visac processes and then provide a highly professional service and support to successfully obtain a visa for my nephew.

Mark G

I was in a situation after renewing my passport were I needed to replace my Visa, Bonnie's very efficient professional help with my Visa enquiry saved me a lot of unneeded applications, paperwork and money, highly recommended, thank you Bonnie

Stephen C

I found iVisa to be extremely efficient and professional in all dealings with our Partner Visa. Bonnie's expertise in navigating through the mountain of Government red tape and Departments was second to none... ThankYou So much Bonnie, we couldn't have done it without you!

Gary R

Thank you soooo much for everything you've done for us bonnie! Its been great working with you.  Words cant express how happy I am right now... woohooooo!

J.P. & P.P. (Mauritius)

Dear Bonnie

I'm very grateful and thank you very much for your effort and help to grant my visitor visa.  I was overwhelmed and excited; I didnt expect to obtain it so promptly as Im used to everything to be delayed where I am.


Dear Bonnie
We are very grateful for everything that you did - Thank you so much from both of us!!! I think that now we are fiunally over the excitement of the news.  There cannot be any better timing also, as we were just planning a holiday back home and now we can go ahead with our plans. Again, thank you!

M.M. (Estonia)

Hi Bonnie, just to let you know that I achieve citizenship on the 9th of May and the long process has come to a successful conclusion. All of this was only possible due to your work and I am very very grateful.
B.H. (Ireland)

Dear Bonnie

I want to thank you personally for your service regarding our employee... The service we received was erudite, professional and prompt.  I understand the intricacies that can be involved in any visa process, however using your services erased any difficulties we would have faced.  From a business point of view I would highly recommend your services to any other companies who are seeking to sponsor an employee.  

(Director - Resources Company, Perth)

Hi Bonnie, That must have been the fastest processing in human history. Thank you a million times for your excellent and professional help! Thanks again.Thank you a million times...

Regards, Clemens


I want to thank you for all the additional effort you have gone to on this with us.  I won't forget that, you really nailed it, home run.. decision ready first time.

(Student Visa AL-3 applicants - United Arab Emirates)