Becoming a sponsor

Your business can become a sponsor and start hiring migrant workers

How can I become a sponsor?

To become a sponsor of migrant workers in Australia, an employer must be approved by the Department of Home Affairs as a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS).

There are several steps to becoming approved. Australian Shores' migration agents can help check eligibility, and prepare and submit the application on your behalf. Once the employer is an approved sponsor, they can then nominate skilled workers for the relevant visa program.

What are the criteria to become a sponsor?

Employers must meet certain requirements to be eligible to become an approved sponsor, including being a lawfully operating business, having no adverse information against the business or any associated individuals, and being able to comply with sponsorship obligations.

Australian Shores can put together a sponsorship application. We would apply for Approved Business Sponsorship on your behalf in order for you to be able to sponsor prospective overseas employees on the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) or the Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) and act on your behalf with the Department of Home Affairs, along with the required supporting documentation.

Request a sponsorship assessment

What are a sponsor's obligations?

It's important to note that being a sponsor comes with certain obligations, such as ensuring that sponsored workers are paid the market salary rate, providing training and development opportunities, and keeping accurate records.

Some employers who sponsor foreign workers are also required to contribute to the SAF (Skilling Australians Funds).

More info on the SAF

Become a sponsor

Find out how to become a sponsor so you can recruit migrant workers.

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Find staff

Australian Shores' global reach can help you source the talent you need for your business.

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Nominate staff

We provide extensive support once you've find the right talent, and advise on suitable visa pathways.

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Contact our friendly team today to discuss your sponsorhip or visa requirements.