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Migration and Visas

Australia’s immigration laws and visa rules provide an opportunity to fill skills shortages and meet labour demands by recruiting overseas applicants on a temporary or permanent basis. However, the compliance regime is very strong and it essential that employers are fully across their obligations and only employ non-citizens in accordance with the conditions of the individual visa class.

The South Australian Wine Industry Association is unable to give specific advice on the most appropriate visas or to provide assistance with visa applications. However, in relation to applications for a Temporary Work (Skilled) (457) visa, we are able to provide market salary information on a consultancy basis to employers seeking to sponsor an applicant.

The visa system is ever evolving with conditions and specific rules subject to change. The information below is intended to be a brief overview and does not constitute advice as to the most appropriate visa options. For the most up to date and detailed visa information, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Visa Listing. Alternatively speak to a Registered Migration Agent.

Visas of relevance to the wine industry:

  • Working Holiday(417)/Work and Holiday (462)
  • Temporary Work Skilled (457)
  • Skilled Regional Provisional (489)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (187)
  • Skilled Nominated (190)
  • Temporary Activity (408)