Immigration and Visas

Find information on visiting, working and studying in Australia, returning to live in Australia and Australian citizenship. Whatever your reason for coming to Australia, you will need a valid Australian visa.

Visa Finder – external site

Helps you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. Department of Home Affairs

Applications, forms and booklets – external site

Provides a list of application forms to print and complete by hand, information forms and booklets about visiting or migrating to Australia and a guide to fees for visas and services. Department of Home Affairs

Australian Border Force – external site

An operational agency within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, it protects Australia’s border and manages the movement of people and goods across it. Australian Border Force

Department of Home Affairs – external site

The Department is responsible for immigration and customs border policy.


Department of Home Affairs

Employing and sponsoring workers – external site

Provides information for employers who are seeking to employ foreign nationals. This includes sponsoring skilled workers to Australia when an appropriately skilled Australian cannot be found, as well as employing visa holders currently in Australia. Department of Home Affairs

Migration agents – external site

Some useful resources and tools for migration agents in Australia. Department of Home Affairs

New Zealanders in Australia – external site

Provides information on visas, access to benefits and citizenship issues relating to New Zealanders in Australia, and some relevant statistics. Department of Home Affairs

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority – external site

Registers migration agents. In Australia migration agents must be registered in order to provide immigration assistance services. Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Protecting Australia’s borders – external site

Provides information about the Australian Border Force, including its role in protecting Australia’s border and national security, and working with the community. Department of Home Affairs