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Cash Incentives up to $15,000 for certain occupations in WA, SA and VIC

Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA) and Victoria (VIC) are offering cash incentives for migrants for occupations in healthcare and construction. If you are a health worker or a construction worker, the opportunity is now. You can get the incentive if you move to their state and take up a job. If you have friends or family in construction or health care, then tell them about these amazing offers.

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Western Australia

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, which is rich in mineral resources. The capital city is Perth with a population of 2.2 million.

WA is offering cash of up to $10,000 for both employers and applicants for skilled migration.

There are 59 occupations including Construction Project Managers, Architects, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineering technicians, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Plumbers, Tiler, Electricians, and Various Heavy Machinery operators.

For Skilled Migrants:

  • They will need a construction occupation visa granted through the WA visa program and to be employed

 For Employers:

  • Sponsor a skilled migrant in one of the following visa subclasses - 482, 494, or 186; and in an eligible occupation

You can find more information at:

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South Australia

South Australia is famous for its wines and events. The capital is Adelaide with a population of 1.4 million.

SA is offering cash incentives of up to $15,000 for Health Workers who relocate to South Australia. The State government is aiming to boost 550 clinical staff.

  • Interstate and overseas health workers who take up a job within 100km of the Adelaide CBD will be eligible for $10,000
  • Those who take a job in a regional location (more than 100km outside the Adelaide CBD) will be eligible for $13,000
  • Those who relocate to remote South Australia will be eligible for $15,000

You can find more information at:


Victoria holds some of Australia's largest sporting events including the Australia Open Tennis and the Grand Prix. Melbourne has a population of 5 million.

If you are a health or mental health professional considering the move to Victoria, there are a range of financial supports available to support your relocation.

There is an international travel reimbursement to help with relocation costs:

  • $10,000 for healthcare workers who secure a role in a public metropolitan health service
  • $13,000 for healthcare workers who secure a role in a rural or regional health service

Funds are transferred via the employing health service, so please speak to your employer about your individual agreement.

You can find more information at:

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How to get a visa for a specific state?

Each state has a State Migration Program for 190 and 491 Visas. Additionally, there are Employer-Sponsored 482 and 186 visas available.

The visa program relies on the federal government's Department of Home Affairs which grants visas.

If you want to know if you are eligible, please send us your resume at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information watch our video about Cash Incentives on our YouTube Channel:






How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

If you need help with this visa, Work Visa Lawyers can assist you.

Work Visa Lawyers is highly experienced in all parts of an employer-sponsored visa application process. We can assist with all aspects of the application and will provide an eligibility assessment before advising you to proceed with a visa application.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your potential application(s).

Based in Adelaide South Australia, we provide Australian Immigration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

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Sunday, 21 July 2024

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