Global Talent Visa

The Global Talent Visa (Subclass 858) grants permanent residency to highly-skilled individuals within 10 priority sectors.



Global Talent Visa holders can:

  • Live Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel and to from Australia for five years
  • Become an Australian citizen if eligible


To apply for a Global Talent Visa, candidates must:

  • Have a suitable nominator with a national reputation in the same area as the candidate
  • Prove they're internationally recognised with ​evidence of outstanding achievements
  • Still be prominent in their field of expertise
  • Provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia in their area of expertise
  • Have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field
  • Have a recognised organisation or individual with a national reputation in the same field in Australia nominate them as global talent.
  • Have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold, which is adjusted annually on 1 July.


The 10 Global Talent Visa priority sectors are the following:

  • Resources
  • Agri-food and AgTech
  • Energy
  • Health industries
  • Defence, advanced manufacturing and space
  • Circular economy
  • Digitech
  • Infrastructure and tourism
  • Financial services and FinTech
  • Education


The Global Talent Visa application process has six steps:

Any immigration should always start with an eligibility assessment to determine if the prospective migrant meets Australia’s Global Talent Visa requirements.

Global Talent Visa applicants must have a nominator with a national reputation in the same area to attest to their talent and achievements. The nominator must be one of the following:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Australian organisation

Nominators cannot be added or changed after an applicant lodges their visa application.

The migrant will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to show their interest in applying for a Global Talent Visa.

The EOI will include the following information:

  • Passport
  • Nomination details, such as a nominator ​passport
  • Evidence of:
    • Employment status
    • Income
    • Qualifications
    • Internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in the sector​.

If the candidate meets the Global Talent Visa parameters, they'll receive an invitation email. Unsuccessful candidates may explore other visa options.

Migrants whose EOIs are selected will get an Invitation to Apply. Invitations to Apply include the following information:

  • The visa subclass under which the migrant is getting an invitation to apply
  • The time frame within which the migrant must submit their visa application
  • Any additional information the Department of Home Affairs wants, if applicable

The migrant prepares and completes their visa application with all necessary paperwork and submits their application. The migrant can apply from overseas or while in Australia.

The migrant gets the outcome of their visa. They can be in or outside Australia while Home Affairs decides on their application.


Australia has allocated 5,000 places to the Global Talent Visa for the 2023-24 Migration Program Year. 

Yes, Global Talent Visa holders are Australian permanent residents. That means visa holders can live in Australia indefinitely.

You only need proof of functional English proficiency to apply for a Global Talent Visa. You can take an IELTS or similar English language test. For the IELTS, you’ll need a score of 4.5.

Some passport holders don’t have to do an IELTS. The same is true for candidates who can meet specific educational requirements.

Yes, Global Talent Visa applicants can include their immediate family in their application.

Family members can get included:

  • when the applicant lodges their visa application, or
  • after the applicant lodges their visa application, but before the Department of Home Affairs decides on the visa.

If the applicant is under 18 years old, they can include:

  • A parent
  • Members of the family unit of that parent

Family members who apply for the visa must meet Australia’s health and character requirements.

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