Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

This visa allows the employers to bring overseas skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriate skilled Australian worker.


There are 3 streams on this visa. These are based on the occupations classified by the Department of Home Affairs.

  • Short-term
    • Has a 2-year visa period
  • Medium term
    • Has a 4-year visa period
  • Labour agreement
    • Let's you stay for a maximum of 4 years depending on the agreement.

This has a multiple travel component so the visa holder can travel in and out of Australia.

To apply for this visa, there are 3 stages and these are sponsorship, nomination and visa.  Each stage has the requirements to be satisfied by the employer as well as the visa applicant.

Interested? Complete this form for an initial assessment.