Business Talent Australian Visa



  • Business Talent Australian Visa has two streams.




    • The Significant Business History stream is for affluent owners or part owners of a business who want to have a major management role in a new or existing business in Australia.

    • The Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream is for people who have obtained at least AUD1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm.



  • Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, a person must lodge an Expression of Interest, be nominated by a state or territory government and satisfy the requirements. 




  • The requirements that you must meet depend on whether you are interested in the Significant Business History stream or the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream. 


    If you apply for the Significant Business History stream, you (or your partner, or you and your partner combined) must have all of the following:



    • you must be less than 55 years of age, although a state or territory can waive this requirement if your proposed business will be of exceptional economic benefit to the relevant region

    • net assets of at least AUD400 000 (in a qualifying business) in at least two of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply

    • total assets of at least AUD1.5 million that can be legally transferred to Australia within two years of the visa being granted

    • a total annual turnover of at least AUD3 million (in one or more of your main businesses) in at least two of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply

    • ownership of at least:


      • 51 per cent of a business with turnover of less than AUD400 000 per annum, or

      • 30 per cent of a business with turnover of more than AUD400 000 per annum, or

      • 10 per cent of a publicly-listed company


    • an overall successful business career with no involvement in unacceptable business activities

    • a genuine desire to own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia.

      If you apply for the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream, you must have obtained at least AUD1 million in funding from an Australian Venture capital firm for the start-up, product commercialisation or business development relating to a promising high value business idea.





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