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Global Talent visa (Subclass 858)

Global Talent Visa supersedes the Distinguished Talent Visa – the Distinguished Talent visa became the Global Talent visa.

  • There are now 2 pathways: The Global Talent Pathway and the Distinguished Talent Pathway

  • The Distinguished Talent Pathway brings the visa back to its former role of offering pathways to sports, arts, academia, and research people.

  • A Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce was established to attract high-value businesses and exceptionally talented individuals to Australia, along with their ideas, networks, and capital.

  • To apply for the Global Talent pathway, you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and have received an invitation to apply. An invitation is not required to apply for the Distinguished Talent pathway.


Target sectors of the GTI Visa


  • Resources

  • Agri-food and Agri-Tech

  • Energy

  • Health industries

  • Defense, advanced manufacturing and space

  • Circular economy- (has principles based on removing waste/pollution, keeping products/materials and regenerating our natural systems)

  • DigiTech

  • Infrastructure and tourism (entertainment)

  • Financial services and FinTech

  • Education​ - (potentially relates to individuals doing pioneering things in education (being the introduction of EdTech, or even innovative ways to learn)



You must


  • either be in or outside Australia but not in immigration clearance when you apply and when we grant this visa

  • have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in one of the following areas:

  1. a profession
  2. a sport
  3. the arts
  4. academia and research


  • have a nominator with a national reputation in your area of talent who is:

  1. an Australian citizen,
  2. an Australian permanent resident,
  3. an eligible New Zealand citizen, or
  4. an Australian organisation


  • Candidates must demonstrate they will be likely to earn at or above the Fair Work high income threshold (FWHIT), which is currently AUD153,600 per year in Australia or be a high performing recent PhD or Masters or Honors graduate in one of the target sectors


  • In deciphering whether an applicant will be able to reach this expected salary threshold, the Department will consider the following:

  1. Current salary evidenced through pay slips or a contract; or
  2. Future job offers outlining remuneration, or
  3. Recent PhD or Masters graduates in the target sectors


  • You can be at any age to apply for this visa

  • Have this visa

  • Have functional English

  • Meet health requirement

  • Meet character requirement

  • Have paid back any debt to the Australian government

  • Sign the Australian values statement

  • Not have had a visa canceled or a previous application refused

Visa type

This is a permanent visa for people who have an internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in an eligible field.

Cost of application

From AUD 4,180

Duration of visa

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You become a permanent resident on the day of visa grant.


The visa costs AUD4,180 for the main applicant.

is an extra charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.


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