Migrate for business

Closure of the Business Talent (permanent) subclass 132 visa program

The Australian Government has announced that the Business Talent (Permanent) visa subclass 132 program will be discontinued from 1 July 2021.

In line with this, the Northern Territory Government no longer receives nomination applications for the Business Talent (permanent) visa subclass 132. 

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Territory’s business migration program.

Now is an ideal time to start a business in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) or move your business to the NT.

Take a closer look at the NT to understand what it has to offer so you can identify potential partners and capitalise on future opportunities.

You can find out more about migration for business people and investors, get an economic overview or access the Northern Territory’s investment portal.

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Migration for business people and investors

If you are interested in starting a business or investing in Australia's Northern Territory (NT) you should contact the NT Government’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

The NT Government can nominate eligible overseas business people and investors for the Australian Government’s Business Innovation and Investment visas.

Here are some business visa options that could suit you:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) visa - includes the Significant Investor and Premium Investor visa streams
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

The Australian Government's Visa Finder can help you find the right visa.

MINT program

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

The program assists overseas nationals get Northern Territory Government nomination. They need to show commitment to involvement with the Darwin Innovation Hub.

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory 2019/20 program has commenced. Read more on the program objectives, nomination criteria and how to take part.

For further information go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website.