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BSMQ Update: interstate skilled applicants no longer eligible


Interstate applicants are no longer able to apply for Queensland state nomination. If you are currently interstate, in order to be eligible for Queensland state nomination, you must meet our Working in Queensland or Alumni pathway criteria. This would require you to move to Queensland and meet any working requirements before submitting an Expression of … Continued

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QSOL update

BSMQ Update to QSOL


Engineering Technologist (233914) will be removed from all the Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOLs) on 16 July 2018 as BSMQ has received large number of EOIs for this occupation and have filled the quota. If you have not received an invitation by today, BSMQ is no longer in a position to issue any new invitations. … Continued

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BSMQ Teams up with Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City


BSMQ teamed up with Brisbane-based Landmark Business Consultants to deliver a business migration and investment seminar in Ho Chi Minh City. Team Queensland, dressed in Brisbane Broncos jerseys, entertained the 60 strong Saigon business community outlining State’s diversified industry profile, investment opportunities across a range of industries and tax and legal advice on how to … Continued

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BSMQ Migration and Investment Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh City


BSMQ Migration and Investment Roadshow to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from 8–10 July 2018 to promote awareness of Queensland as a business migration destination. BSMQ Manager Greg Mckean conducted presentation on the seminar hosted by AIMs attracted over 150 potential migrants.                

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Suncorp Stadium. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

BSMQ issuing new invitations for business visa applications. Invitations for skilled applications are still currently suspended.


Business nominations BSMQ is continuing to issue new invitations for business applications, however due to a backlog of applications, the processing of new business visa applications may be delayed until July 2018.   Skilled nominations BSMQ currently has a backlog of applications and is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for skilled applications until July 2018. … Continued

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BSMQ Agribusiness Investment Delegation at Beef Australia 2018

BSMQ Agribusiness Investment Delegation – Beef Australia 2018


BSMQ hosted a delegation from China, Taiwan, and Vietnam in various locations in Queensland from 8 to 15 May 2018 to showcase the investment opportunities in Queensland’s agricultural industry, particularly in beef and horticulture. There were 22 delegates comprising of migration agents, business migrants and investors. The program kicked off in BSMQ’s head office in … Continued

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Trade 2018: Health and Knowledge Program

Trade 2018: Health and Knowledge Program


BSMQ hosted a health and aged care delegation to Trade 2018, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program, from 9-13 April 2018. The delegates were given an exclusive access to Queensland leaders in the fields of health, biomedical, life sciences, and aged care. They also learnt about Queensland capabilities in health, including world leading … Continued

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Criterion Hotel Motel. Image courtesy of the Rockhampton Regional Council.

Council region spotlight: Rockhampton Regional Council


Rockhampton is recognised globally as the economic heart of Central Queensland, located on the Tropic of Capricorn, about 600km north of Brisbane and around 1000km south of Cairns. Recognised nationally as the beef capital of Australia, beef produced in Rockhampton is exported across the world. In addition to beef, there are a range of emerging agricultural … Continued

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