Australian Visas - Basic Information

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POINTS TEST for Skilled Visas 189/190/491 (from 16 November 2019)

POINTS TEST for Skilled Visas 189/190/489 (until 15 November 2019)

485/476 Graduate Visas

482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa

186 Employer Nomination Scheme

187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)

407 Training

408 Temporary Activity

462 Work and Holiday Visa

820/801/309/100 Partner Visas

300 Prospective Marriage Visa

103/143/173/804/864/884 Parent Visas

870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

For other visas, contact us for further information.

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Recent News



    From 17 November 2018, holders or former holders of 405 and 410 temporary retirement visas (retirees) are able to obtain permanent residence by meeting criteria in specified permanent visas.

    More info and further changes here

  • 18 March 2018 TSS is here


    A new TSS visa replacing 457 visa came in effect on 18 March 2018. More information here.

  • 17 January 2018 Occupation Lists


    17 January 2018 - New occupation lists for Australian skilled visa were published. For complete lists click here

  • 2018 - New Exchange Rates for Visa Application


    New exchange rates will come in effect for visa application lodged overseas from 1 January 2018. More info here:



  • November 2017 changes


    PIC4020 will catch all application made up to 10 years back. More details here

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Migration Agents Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for registered migration agents is set out in legislation to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents (direct link here). 

It prescribes obligations of migration agents towards their clients.

Provision for a Code of Conduct for migration agents is set out in Section 314 of the Migration Act 1958 and is prescribed in Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998.

Consumer protection - see MARA Consumer Guide.

We Are a Member of the MIA

Migration Institute of Australia

Ales Welter (MIA:10623) is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). MIA members must abide by a Code of Ethics and Practice which is designed to protect members and the reputation of the profession by assisting agents to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

You will find us...


Ales Welter, MARN 1464306

Level 2 Kings Court

8-12 King St

Rockdale NSW 2216

Phone: 0403 41 66 70


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We would like to thank Marian Riabic who has provided photographs to our website. Marian can be contacted on 0417 774 174 if you are interested in his photos.