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Global talent Independent programme -  Migration Agent in Sydney
  • The program is designed to attract skilled migrants at the top future-focused fields to Australia. The program brings the best talent from around the world.
  • To express interest for priority processing within the program, a candidate will be highly skilled in one of the seven target sectors and be able to command a salary that meets the high-income threshold or be a highly graded recent PhD or master’s Graduates.

Target sectors

  • AgTech
  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing
  • FinTech
  • Energy and Mining Technology
  • MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

Expected salary threshold

Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high income threshold (FWHIT), which is currently AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 ​July. In assessing whether a candidate is likely to have the ability to meet this salary threshold, the Department will consider:

  • current salary evidenced through payslips or a contract, or
  • future job offers outlining remuneration, or
  • recent PhD or Masters graduates in the target sectors.

Before you apply

  • Expression of interest by individuals for consideration under the Global Talent program can be registered through the Global Talent contact form.
  • A unique identifier will be provided to individuals who meet the program parameters, which provides priority processing for a Distinguished Talent visa application.

Apply for the visa

  • Complete your Distinguished Talent visa application in ImmiAccount.
  • As part of the application, you will need to be endorsed by a nominator who has a national reputation in the same field as you and is either:
  1. an eligible Australian citizen, resident
  2. eligible New Zealand citizen
  3. an Australian organisation.