There are a number of visas under the Australian Immigration Program for people who cannot meet the higher threshold for an independent skilled visa if you can obtain sponsorship from an eligible relative living in Australia.
You can be sponsored by any one of the following:
- A relative that is an Australian citizen;
- A relative that is an Australian Permanent resident; or
- A relative that is an eligible New Zealand citizen.
You, your spouse, or our partner must be related to your sponsor as one of the following:
- A non-dependent child – including adopted and step-child
- A parent – including adoptive or step-parent
- A brother or sister – including adoptive or step-siblings
- A niece or nephew – including adoptive or step-niece or nephew
- An aunt or uncle – including adoptive or step aunt or uncle
The sponsor can live anywhere in Australia.
Applicants must be over 18 years and generally under 45 years of age. You must have good English language ability and recent skilled work experience or have completed an Australian qualification which makes you eligible for the visa.
If you are sponsored there are a number of obligations that the sponsor must comply with under Australian law.
Australia is currently looking for skilled workers in the following occupations: