Any legally established and operating business can apply to be a sponsor. Employer-sponsored visas for Australia allows employers to source and sponsor foreign workers to address shortages in a narrower range of occupations in the short term, medium and long-term needs, where a suitably skilled Australian worker cannot be sourced.

To be eligible for Employer-Sponsored Visas in Australia, you need to have: an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List; a minimum of 2 years of recent, relevant work experience; but not necessarily qualifications (varies with each occupation).  You can get more information about sponsorship visas to Australia via

business sponsorship visa

Following are the criteria for Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494:

  • Temporary Visa which leads to permanent residency.

  • A wider range of occupations is available.

  • Skills assessment and 3 years experience required to be nominated.

  • Under 45 years old, unless an exemption applies.

It can also be up to a three-stage process:

  • The employer must get permission to be a Sponsor;

  • The employer then has to get permission to specifically sponsor you – part of this is proving they can’t find anyone local to do the job; and

  • You/your family’s application.

Employer Sponsored visa you apply for will depend upon:

  • The employer;

  • If your occupation is on the STSOL, MLTSSL or ROL;

  • If you have the relevant qualifications and experience to achieve a positive skills assessment;

  • Your age.

These are some of the things you must understand before applying for Employer-Sponsored Visas For Australia.