Before you start looking for a job in Australia, it’s important to have the right visa that will allow you to work. Not all visas will automatically give you the right to work in Australia, and some may have conditions attached.
Australian visa types
Two of the most common visas available are the temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457) and the skilled independent visa (subclass 189):
• The 457 visa – allows a skilled worker to work in Australia in a nominated occupation approved by a sponsor for up to four years, providing that the sponsor is an approved business
• The 189 visa – is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.
You can find out more about different visa options and considerations at http://www.immi.gov.au/ and our article on finding a visa.