Queensland welcomes migrants for business and investment, with a range of business visa options available


Queensland offers a range of business advantages including a stable economy, supportive government and a solid growth forecast. Queensland’s low operating costs, highly skilled workforce, strong and diverse industries, and strategic Asia-Pacific location create an attractive investment destination.


State Nominated Business and Investment Visa Options

If you wish to migrate to Queensland on a business visa, you must first obtain a State nominated visa. State migration is managed by the Queensland Government unit Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ). State nominated visas allow you to run a business or invest in Queensland.


Provisional Visas

These visas are valid for four years and are a pathway to permanent residency in Queensland.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) is a pathway to permanent residency through the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The Queensland State government is involved in the nomination process of the following visa streams.

The Premium Investor visa (subclass 188D) is available at the invitation of the Australian Government only, with potential recipients nominated by Austrade. Visit the Austrade website for more information.


Permanent Residency Visas

These visas allow migrants to live and work in Queensland permanently.

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) allows you to stay in Queensland on a permanent basis and includes the following stream:


Temporary Visas

These visas are for people aged 55 years or older who wish to live in Queensland during their retirement years.

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