How Can You Migrate To Australia Using Your Current Business?

The Australian government welcomes business owners who want to start or move their businesses to Australia.

This pathway is for existing business owners who want to settle in Australia with their family and continue business ownership.

From property development, trading, FnB, retail and more – there are countless opportunities for the savvy business professional.

You need to know if your current business qualifies – and what you will need to do in Australia once you get your visa.

That’s where Austral comes in. We have facilitated business owners from around the world in applying for their business visas.

If you think you qualify, read below for specific financial criteria…

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How Do I Qualify For A Business Visa?

You may qualify for this visa type if you fulfil the following four criteria:

  1. Your business is at least 2 years old
  2. You own at least 30% (private company) or 10% (public listed) of the business
  3. The minimum sales/ revenue is equivalent to at least AUD500k/ year for 2 years
  4. Your business + personal net assets is equivalent to at least AUD800k

It doesn’t matter where your net assets are in the world or where your business operates – the Australian government will assess you equally and fairly.

requirements will be increased by 50% on 1 july 2021. enquire today before changes take place.

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What Type Of Business Can I Start?

Our clients have been involved in many types of business across Australia, they include some of the following:

  • A commercial property project in Western Australia that has attracted major tenants
  • Residential property development in Perth
  • Exporting of fresh fruits and vegetables from South Australia
  • Bespoked men and women’s tailoring retail outlet in Brisbane
  • Residential property development in Melbourne

In many cases we helped them connect with the right people to get their business ambitions in place and running.

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The Main Visa Types/ Subclasses

As a business visa applicant, you have access to 2 main visa subclasses – note that all business visas are state sponsored. We have summarised them in the tables below.

major changes coming to the business migration program in 2021. last chance to apply before changes take place.


Suitable for applicants with an overall successful business career and with a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved as an owner of a new or existing business in Australia.

Business requirements:

  • Revenue/ Sales: AUD$500,000/ year (or equivalent) [Increasing on 1 July 2021]
  • Personal/ Business Net Assets: AUD$800,000 (or equivalent) [Increasing on 1 July 2021]
  • Points Test: 65 points

This visa is valid for 4 years*. You and your family can live in Australia during this period. Upon fulfilling certain criteria within this period you can convert it to permanent residency.

*A further 2 years extension may be possible once this visa has been granted


Suitable for applicants who are high-caliber business owners wanting to enter into business in Australia (new or existing).

Subclass 132A Business Visa Requirements:

  • Revenue/ Sales: AUD$3,000,000/ year (or equivalent)
  • Personal/ Business Net Assets: AUD$1,500,000 (or equivalent) – [AUD400,000 must be net business assets]

This visa is for Permanent Residency.

[This visa will be stopped on 1 July 2021]

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How Can Austral Help You?

Here at Austral Migration Consultancy, we have surrounded ourselves with experienced people who are knowledgeable in business operations, finance, law and planning which helps us advise our clients on how to best apply for a business or investor migration visa.

Our management team itself consists of individuals who practised in Australian business law, worked in the Australian property sector and have owned and sold businesses in Australia in the past.

With their combined experience, we take the load off of you so that you can focus on running your business while we do the leg work and focus on getting you your business visa and ultimately your permanent residency.


  • Professional business eligibility advisory
  • Business visa application and processing
  • Project recommendations for visa conditions
  • Business matching
  • Tax, corporate secretary, legal advisory supplier recommendations
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Ian is the owner of one of South East Asia’s renowned bespoked tailoring companies and he wanted to expand his business to Brisbane in Australia.

We visited Ian at his outlet in Brisbane to film this video about his decision making process and how he is enjoying his new found life.

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