IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 09 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On May 9, 2017, during the publication of the 2017-18 Annual Budget, the Australian Government announced the creation of the Skilling Australians Fund that will be financed with a new levy imposed on companies employing foreign workers.

The levy amount will vary depending on the visa type and the companies turnover as it follows:

  • For an annual turnover of less than AUD 10 million: upfront payment of AUD 1,200 per visa per year for each employee on a temporary visa and a one-off payment of AUD 3,000 for each employee sponsored for a permanent Employer Nomination Scheme visa or a permanent Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme;
  • for an annual turnover of AUD 10 million or more: upfront payment of AUD 1,800 per visa per year for each employee on a Temporary Skill Shortage visa and a one-off payment of AUD 5,000 for each employee sponsored for a permanent visa. 

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