The Queensland State Migration Program is closed and will remain closed until further notice.
The new Queensland business nomination criteria is currently being finalised and will be available towards the end of July 2021 and will be published on the homepage of our website at this time.
This new criteria announcement will coincide with the launch of our new website, and name, Migration Queensland.
From then on – ‘Business and Skilled Migration Queensland’ will be known as ‘Migration Queensland’.
If you have been nominated by BSMQ for a 188 visa prior to 1 July 2021, you will be subject to current 188 criteria. However, you are able to submit your visa application to Home Affairs after this date, as long as it meets the normal 60-day requirement.
When the Migration Queensland program 2021-22 opens in late July, you will be subject to the new subclass 188 criteria.
Thank you for your interest in the Queensland State Nomination migration program and we look forward to updating you further in the coming weeks.
Department of Home Affairs’ Points Test
Applicants must score at least 80 on the Department of Home Affairs’ points test in SkillSelect. This score must not include points awarded for State/ Territory nomination. This is a Victorian Government minimum requirement.
Applicants must propose to engage in eligible business activity. An eligible business can be almost any commercial endeavour. However, some activities may be excluded unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Exclusions include:
small scale property development
small scale freight forwarding and warehousing
commodity and scrap metal export
Benefit to Victoria
Applicants must show how their eligible business will make a contribution to the Victorian economy and that they will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall strategic direction of the business.
Applicants must agree to employ at least 1 full time employee in their main business for a minimum of 12 months within the 24 months prior to lodging their nomination application for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The eligible employee must work at least 30 hours per week consecutively within the 12 month period.
Eligible employee must:
be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or holder of a valid New Zealand passport and;
not be a member of your family.
If you have a successful background in owning or managing a business or investments, and you would like to engage in business or investment activity in Western Australia, you may qualify for the Business Migration Program.
The majority of business people will first enter Western Australia on a four year Provisional Business Visa. After successfully managing a business or investment here, you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Business Visa.
You may also want to check support offered for small;l businesses in Western Australia
Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government targets genuine, high calibre applicants who are willing to invest and do business in the NT. The prime factor considered for approval of NT nomination is the long-term benefit to the NT economy.
Nomination criteria will change from time to time to reflect the NT’s emerging needs.
Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) nomination is available on all categories of provisional and permanent Business Innovation and Investment visas including:
The guidelines for Northern Territory nomination Significant Investor visa stream are covered in a separate page.
The Australian Government allocates a limited number of Business Innovation and Investment nominations to the NT.
There may be times when applicants are eligible for NT Government nomination, but are unable to be nominated.
The Business Migration Program aims to attract people with a demonstrated record of business or investment activity who want to operate and invest in a business in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Government actively supports the establishment and relocation of businesses to the state. It recognises the significant contribution business and skilled migrants make to Tasmania’s economic growth and cultural diversity.
Tasmania has a diverse economy with a reputation for world-class food and beverage production and a booming and award winning tourism industry among a number of key industries.
Aquaculture and Agriculture
Minerals and mining industry
Forestry and timber
Antarctic and marine science
Information and communications technology
Business Innovation and Investor Program subclass 188/888 visa
If you are a successful business person and want to establish a business in Tasmania, manage a new or existing business, or invest in Tasmania, you can apply for a Business Innovation and Investor program visa, subclass 188. This is a two-stage visa program which provides a pathway to permanent residency on a subclass 888 visa.Business
Talent subclass 132 visa
Business Talent subclass 132 visa provides immediate permanent residency for high-calibre business owners. It is designed for successful business people who aim to have a major management role in establishing or developing a business in Tasmania, or for people who have obtained at least AUD$1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm to be used in a Tasmanian project. Applicants must be less than 55 years of age (unless approved by the Tasmanian Government if your proposed business will be of exceptional benefit to Tasmania).