What is Subclass 189?
The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory. Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on the point assessment.
What is Subclass 190?
The Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) is a points-tested permanent-residency visa to Australia. Those interested must first submit an Expression of Interest to the Department of Home Affairs. ... Points are issued based on your submission, and candidates with high ranking EOIs are invited to apply for the visa.
Regional Australia 491 Visa
The new 491 visa, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa will enable eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years. Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence visa after three years.
Bringing a family
You might want to bring your partner or family over to join you temporarily or permanently in Australia.
How you do this will depend on whether you are a visa holder or not, and if you are visa holder, which visa you have
Australia has a range of parent visas which allows eligible parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to move to Australia and live permanently with their children.
Parent visas generally, allow parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is "settled” in Australia to live either temporarily or permanently in Australia.
Parents must be sponsored by one of their children who is "settled” in Australia. This means they have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years immediately before the application is lodged
Parents must meet the "balance of family” test.
To meet the balance of family test, at least half of the applicant’s children must live permanently in Australia, as permanent residents.
More of the applicant’s children live permanently in Australia, as permanent residents than in any other country.
Global Talent Visa
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. ... This will create opportunities for Australians by transferring skills, promoting innovation, and creating jobs.