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Australian Business Visa Points Test

You would need a minimum of 65 points to lodge and EOI for an Investor Visa

Age at the time of invitation

AgePoints
at least 18 but less than 25 years20
at least  25 but less than 33 years30
at least  33 but less than 40 years25
at least  40 but less than 45 years20
at least 45 but less than 55 years15

 

English Proficiency

 

Educational Qualifications

RequirementPoints
Trade certificate, diploma or bachelor degree by an Australian education institute; or a bachelor qualification recognised by an educational  institution of a recognised standard5
A Bachelor degree in business, science or technology by an Australian institution; or a bachelor qualification in business, science or technology by an educational institution of a recognised standard10

 

Special Endorsement

RequirementPoints
If the nominating State or Territory authority had determined that your proposed business was of unique and important benefit to the nominating State or Territory10

 

Business Experience

RequirementPoints
The applicant has held one or more main businesses for not less than 4 years in the 5 years immediately before the time of invitation to apply for the visa10
The applicant has held one or more main businesses for not less than 7 years in the 8 years immediately before the time of invitation to apply for the visa15

 

Business Turnover

If you are invited to apply for the visa on or after 1 July 2021, you had an ownership interest in one or more main businesses that had an annual turnover in at least 2 of the 4 fiscal years immediately before the time of invitation to apply for the visa:Points
Not less than AUD750,0005
Not less than AUD1,250,00015
Not less than AUD1.,750,00025
Not less than AUD2,250,000​35

 

Financial Assets

Net business and personal assets of you, your partner or you and your partner combined in each of the preceding 2 fiscal years immediately before the time of invitation  of at least:Points
Not less than AUD1,250,0005
Not less than AUD1,750,00015
Not less than AUD2,250,00025
Not less than AUD2,750,00035

 

Business Innovation

RequirementPoints
You have a patent, or a design, that was registered more than 1 year before the invitation and used in the day to day activities of the main business15
You have Trademarks that were registered more than 1 year before the invitation and used in the day to day activities of the main business10
Your main business in which you held an ownership interest operated in accordance with a formal joint venture agreement entered into with another business or businesses more than 1 year before the invitation. In doing so, you utilized your skills in actively participating at a senior level in the day-to-day management5
Your main business derived more than 50% of its annual turnover from export trade in at least 2 of the last 4 fiscal years.15
You had an ownership interest in at least one main business that:

  • was established not more than 5 years; and
  • had an average annualised growth in turnover that was greater than 20% per annum over 3 continuous fiscal years; and
  • employed 10 or more employees with the total number of hours that would have been worked by 10 full-time employees in at least one of the last 3 fiscal years
10
An ownership interest in a main business/s that received :
  • a grant from a government body in your home country of at least AUD10,000 for the purposes of early phase start up of a business, product commercialisation, business development or business expansion
    or
  • venture capital funding of at least AUD100,000 not more than 4 years before the time of the invitation for the purposes of early phase start up of a business, product commercialisation, business development or business expansion
10

 

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