Find a Migration Agent

Get help with the process of applying for a visa for Australia.

  • Plane

    457 versus TSS visas

    The Australian government is currently phasing out the 457 visa and replacing it with a new visa, the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa. By March 2018 there will be no more 457 visas, and there are also changes to the list of occupations 457 visa holders can perform. These changes affect people on 457 visas and future TSS visas.

  • Search

    Find a migration agent

    There are lots of of migration agents offering migration services throughout Australia. can help you find a migration agent for your visa needs, provide information about the services agents provide and help you research your visa process. Search for a migration agent located in your state or city.

  • Person

    What does a migration agent do?

    Applying for a visa is an expensive and complicated process. Migration agents can guide you through this often confusing process. Services they offer include advising you on the types of visa you can apply for, guiding you through the process of collecting documents and helping you submit your application correctly.

Search for a migration agent

What visa types are available in Australia?

Australia has a wide range of visas available to non-Australians. These visas cover many different purposes and can be broadly grouped into these categories:

  • Visitor visas. This category includes tourists and short-term business visitors. Visitors must apply for an Electronic Travel Authority via the Australian government's immigration website. These are valid for three months and cost $20.
  • Working and skilled visas. Visas in this category are for skilled workers migrating to Australia, short-term workers filling shortages in specific regions or industries, and visas for investors.
  • Student visas. People who wish to study in Australia may need to enter Australia on a student visa. These visas cover students at universities, colleges, post-graduate work, vocational training and English-language study.
  • Family and spousal visas. This visa category covers family-related migration and visits to Australia. This includes partner migration visas for overseas spouses of Australian residents and various visas for carers, adoptees and overseas relatives of Australian residents.
  • Refugee and humanitarian visas. There is a small range of visas Available for humanitarian purposes, such as people fleeing war or facing serious discrimination in another country.

Why do I need a migration agent?

The process of applying for a visa to Australia is often very complicated. You might be in a situation where there are several visa types available to you, each with different costs, processing times and offering varying lengths of stay. While you can apply for visas without an agent, having a qualified migration agent simplifies the entire process. A migration agent can help you with the daunting task of compiling the necessary documents, filling in paperwork and advising you on the best path towards your visa goal.

What occupations are affected by the 457 visa changes?

On 19 April 2017 the Australian government restricted the number of occupations available to migrants on 457 and TSS visas. The government has removed 216 occupations from the list, meaning people with these jobs will not be eligible for work visas. Check out the full list of occupations that have changed.

The latest Australian visa and migration updates

Related Posts

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

Ask a question