Filling skill shortages and meeting labour demands

Australia’s immigration laws and visa options provide wine industry employers with 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 significant and it is essential that employers are fully aware of their obligations and only employ non-citizens in accordance with the specific conditions of each visa class.

The visa system is ever evolving with conditions and specific rules subject to change. For the most up to date and detailed visa information, refer to the Department of Home Affairs.

Visas of relevance to the wine industry include:

  • Working Holiday (417)/Work and Holiday (462).
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (482).
  • Skilled Regional Provisional (489).
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (187).
  • Skilled Nominated (190).
  • Temporary Activity (408).

For information on skilled visa options for South Australia, refer to Immigration South Australia.