Business Visa: State and Territory Sponsored Business Owner

To be eligible for the State and Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) Visa, you will need to show:

  • You have been sponsored by an appropriate regional authority of a State/Territory government;
  • You have an overall successful business career;
  • For at least 2 of the 4 fiscal years immediately before the application is made, you had ownership interest in a main business, or main business that had an annual turnover of at least AU$300,000; or
  • You, or you and your spouse combined, have business and personal assets with a net value worth of at least AU$500,000 which are available for the conduct or establishment of a business in Australia and are lawfully acquired and available for transfer to Australia within 2 years of the grant of the visa;
  • You, or you and your spouse combined, have business and personal assets, in addition to the assets mentioned above, that are of a sufficient net value to settle in Australia;
  • You are aged less than 55 years at time of application, or you are proposing to establish or participate in a business that your sponsoring State/Territory has determined is of exceptional economic benefit to the State/Territory;
  • You have not been engaged in a business where the provision of professional, technical or trade services has taken up more than 50% of your time;
  • Neither you or your spouse have a history of involvement in a business or investment activities of a nature not generally acceptable in Australia;
  • You have a realistic commitment to establish or participate in a qualifying business in Australia and maintain a substantial ownership and direct and continuous involvement in the management of that business;
  • You have demonstrated there is a need to be temporarily in Australia to conduct or establish the proposed business activity; and
  • You have signed a declaration that you understand your obligations as the holder of a State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) Visa.