Global Talent Visa Program

The Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia. ​

Australia is after the brightest and best global talent to work in seven future-focused sectors. The program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies. This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs. 

Australia is also a lifestyle destination, and one of the most prosperous, safe, and culturally diverse countries in the world. Australia offers opportunities for innovation, with strong trading links and a business-friendly regulatory approach. Through the program, talented individuals will be given permanent residency to make their new lives in Australia.

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Keeping in line with the 2020-21 Migration Planning level, the 2021-22 Migration planning level also has allocated 15,000 allocations for the Global Talent Visa. 

  • The Global Talent Visa Program, allocation tripled (15,000) from that of 2019-20 FY.

  • The program is designed to help grow our innovation and tech economies.
    Find the Full Visa allocations across different streams for the 2021-22 FY:


Australia continues to attract talent to work in the following seven future-focused sectors.

  • AgTech

  • Space and Advanced Manufacturing

  • FinTech

  • Energy and Mining Technology

  • MedTech

  • Cyber Security

  • Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT

Global Talent Visa


To be eligible to apply for the Global Talent Visa Program under the Distinguished Talent visa, individuals must:

  • prove they are internationally recognized with evidence of outstanding achievements

  • still, be prominent in their field of expertise

  • provide evidence that they would be an asset to Australia, in their area of expertise

  • have no difficulty obtaining employment in Australia or becoming established in their field

  • have a recognized organization or individual in Australia endorse them as global talent, in the same field as the applicant

High-income threshold

Candidates should have the ability to attract a salary at or above the Fair Work high-income threshold of AUD153,600. This figure is adjusted annually on 1 July.

Here's an idea about Global Talent Visa invitations by Nationality.

(This data contains invitations issued from Jan 2020- Sep 2020)

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