With strong connections to national and global markets, your business will be perfectly positioned for financial prosperity in South Australia.

South Australia’s business migration program seeks to attract high quality business owners and entrepreneurs who can create genuine and sustainable business opportunities in South Australia, including in the regions, that benefit the State’s economy, local businesses and the workforce.

The South Australian Government’s primary objectives for the business migration program are to:

  • Attract high quality investment into the South Australian economy.
  • Increase employment in South Australia.
  • Drive innovation to make South Australia more productive and competitive.

State nomination enables state governments to attract successful business owners and investors to the state of South Australia, which in turn supports job creation, business investment and enhances industry capability. All business visas require state government nomination.

State nomination does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs against a number of visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.

By applying for state nomination in South Australia you will benefit from:

  • Opportunity to migrate to South Australia under the provisional subclass188 visa with a pathway to permanent residency.
  • Possible additional points towards Department of Home Affairs points test. 
  • Support from the South Australia Government to help you settle and do business in South Australia. 
  • An opportunity to live and conduct business in one of the best parts of the world.

You can make your own application for state nomination, however if you are unsure about the application process you can seek immigration assistance .

Your Nomination Options
Depending on your situation, there are a range of visa options for Business Migrants that are supported by South Australia’s state nomination program.
Why move your business to South Australia
There are many opportunities and benefits for business owners and investors who want to move their business to South Australia.
New Entrepreneurs
This is a temporary visa for seed-stage entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop their business concept in South Australia as part of the Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) pilot.