Current Available Job Sponsorships

I have two options to help you search for jobs in Australia.

Sponsored Jobs

The first option is a website that lists ONLY jobs in Australia with potential sponsorship. It’s a great setup, because it stops you from having to go through ALL the job listings looking specifically for sponsorships.

It is a subscription website, but at just $10 per month for the Basic Job Seeker option and $20 per month for Serious Job Seekers, it’s excellent value and a real time saver.

On the homepage, if you scroll down, you will be able to see live and up-to-date information showing you how many sponsored jobs are currently available for various industries.

Click here or on the banner below to go to homepage of the website. ..

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All Current Vacancies in Australia

With this second option you can search ALL jobs available in Australia, sponsored or not. Please go to my…

It’s a page you might like to bookmark.

If you are specifically looking for a sponsored job, please see my section called ‘Tips on finding a sponsored job‘ just below the current jobs list.

Job Skills

Additionally, if you do need any extra help with your search for a job, sponsored or not, please check out this excellent resource:

Tips on finding a sponsored job

Finding an employer to sponsor you so that you can come and work here in Australia isn’t easy. The task is made even more difficult for those of you trying to apply for jobs from outside of Australia.

I don’t work in recruitment so I can’t help anybody directly, but I am very happy to announce a collaboration with Neuvoo, above, who automatically index all job opportunities available on the Internet in Australia.

This new jobs search function is constantly updated and therefore always relevant. You can search for all jobs available in Australia, either Australia wide or by a more specific location.

I am currently working with Neuvoo to add the ability to easily search for jobs in Australia available with sponsorship and hopefully we will have that function available soon.

In the meantime if you are specifically looking for a sponsorship please use terms like ‘doctor sponsor’, ‘chef sponsor’ or anything it is that you do followed by the word ‘sponsor’. Using ‘457’ does not work so well as numerals are not currently indexed.

What not to do

  • The biggest DO NOT tip I give anybody looking for sponsorship though is to not pay large fees in advance in return for the promise of a sponsored job, or any job in Australia.
  • The exception is if you are asked to pay your own visa application fee and a fee to a MARA registered migration agent to arrange your visa. You should only pay these fees after having received a written job offer. You should also get a written contract from the MARA agent explaining the exact costs and what they are for. There is more information about this below.

Please bear this advice in mind throughout the whole process as once you leave this website, you will be dealing directly with a recruitment company, a potential employer or maybe some other kind of agency.

This is a quite natural process in recruitment.

It is unlikely to happen, but if it does, be very wary of any organisation or company that asks you for a large upfront fee to secure a job, especially if the securing of that potential job seemed a little too easy. If you get offered a job after one short telephone conversation, be suspicious, very suspicious.

About sponsored jobs and the visa

The big difference between applying for a job in your own country and applying for a job sponsorship here in Australia is that you will, at some point, need to secure a visa that will allow you to work here.

Some jobs are offered where the employer is willing to sponsor you on a Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa, commonly known as simply a 457.

Whilst some employers might help you with some relocation expenses, it is quite rare that they will pay for everything and it is usually left to yourself to cover the cost of your 457 visa.

So, at some point you will be expected to pay your portion of the migration costs and usually the recruitment company or your prospective employer will introduce you to their preferred migration agent.

Please DO make sure you are dealing with a MARA registered migration agent and that you get everything in writing, something they are obliged to do under their own Code of Conduct.

These are the kind of things you will probably want to know:

  • A breakdown of the full costs of your visa, including agent fees
  • Exactly what your contribution will need to be for the whole process
  • What is being covered by your future employer and what isn’t
  • And precise details of the exact visa you will be applying for
  • I’m probably being over cautious with all these warnings, but the advice I’m giving here is for anybody searching for a sponsorship in Australia through any channel, not just this website.

If you are in any doubt, if any job offer you get from anyone anywhere makes you feel in any way suspicious, get a second opinion, preferably a legal one.

Important message about CVs, resumes and comments

If you are going to apply for jobs in Australia, do make sure you have a Resume/CV that is specifically tailored for the Australian market. Yes, it’s all done a little differently here, so it’s a good idea to fall in line to reduce the chances of your resume going straight in the bin.

If you want professional help with this, I recommend The Resume Centre:

The Resume Centre

Please DO NOT…

  • Send me your CV or resume direct, as I have said, I’m not a recruiter. I do not store or keep CV’s as I have no way of referencing them for future employment opportunities.
  • Ask me to help you directly with your job search as many people have already done in the comments below. I cannot help anyone directly, I simply don’t work in this industry.
  • Ask me what your chances of getting a sponsorship or any kind of job in Australia, it’s simply an impossible question to answer.
  • I strongly advise you not to publicly post your contact details in any form in the comments below asking people to get in touch if they have a job for you. Expect, at the very least, to get spammed and at the very worst to have someone contact you directly and scam you for money in exchange for a non-existent job. You have been warned. Posting a comment on this website is NOT the correct way to try and find a job in Australia.

Those asking any of these questions will no longer get a response.

Good luck with your search for a job in Australia.

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  • Toggy February 18, 2017, 6:56 am | Link

    Hello Bob,
    Iam from Mongolia and I am bachelor degree with Road engineer/civil engineer. Iam experienced 10years job. Specially worked road construction and design projects. My email is mtoggy@yahoo.com. May I chance to get sponsored visa for job in Australia ?

  • Zain February 18, 2017, 4:50 am | Link

    Hi sir i am zain from Pakistan. I want to work in unskilled labour catatgory. Such as construction labour, farm worker, fuel station attandant, passenger wheelchair attandant, aircraft cabin cleaner, baggage handling department etc. I have total 9 years work experience in different fields. My passport, medical and other documents are ready. Kindly provide me a chance thank you. Zainudxb1990@gmail.com. 923135000571.

  • tina February 16, 2017, 4:18 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,

    I need some guidance on how to get a job offer, i want to apply for skilled migration in Northern Territory, Australia. The condition is to have at least a “Job offer” in order to secure the visa. I have 5+ years of work experience as “ICT Project Manager “. I am from India.

    Tina

    • Mark February 16, 2017, 6:58 pm | Link

      Just look for by the way of the internet, jobs and apply for same. The downside is not having a visa will put you at a disadvantage to those that are here or have a visa and are on their way. Fingers crossed for you. It may be worth changing your résumé to Australian style, there is a link on the right of here somewhere.

      • BobinOz February 16, 2017, 8:41 pm | Link

        Also Tina, every link included in the above article gives guidance on how to get a job offer. It’s not going to be easy, you will need to persist. It might be worth you posting something on my page about Darwin just in case anyone local knows about vacancies in the line of work that you are in.

  • JIM RAY February 13, 2017, 5:54 pm | Link

    HAI, I JUST COMPLETED MY HIGH SCHOOL AND NEED ANY TYPE OF JOB EVEN AS A CLEANER. I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL. MY CONTACT +260950162811.

  • ochuko February 8, 2017, 1:00 am | Link

    Hi bob,i’m edinrin from nigeria,i’m a dressmaker,but before I became a dressmaker i’ve done some strenuous jobs here in nigeria,i would really appreciate it if you can hook me up with a sponsor from australia,i can do any kind of job as far as it’s decenti don’t mind if it’s stressful

    • MANTHANKUMAR ANILKUMAR PATEL February 15, 2017, 2:05 pm | Link

      I AM MANTHAN PATEL
      I AM INTERESTED TO MY HELP YOU AUSTRALIA WORK VISA SPONSORE ME.
      SIR

  • Faith February 7, 2017, 5:46 pm | Link

    Helo I am Faith male from Zambia but reside in South Africa due to my finance.I am looking for a job in australia or uk to work.I am a person with love. I can take care of old aged person, bath him or her and make happiness.

    my number is 063 833 5627

  • Som Mukherjee February 7, 2017, 4:09 am | Link

    Hey Bob,

    First of all, thank you so much for providing such amazing insights and details for job search strategies in Australia. It’s truly inspiring, and I hope me and all others visiting this website learn something from your efforts!

    I just wanted to clarify one thing regarding the strategy which I’ve taken up to find opportunities in Australia. I reach out to people heavily using LinkedIn, and share my profile/resume with them (mostly hiring teams) as much as possible. However, as you mentioned, finding a sponsor is heck of a lot difficult especially if out of country (USA, in my case)! My question to you is: Do I keep my effort running, or should adopt additional/ new/ alternative strategy?

    Thanks once again for everything, and yes please feel free to reach out to me if you need any inputs from my end. Having worked in 3 countries and with clients globally, I’m sure to be of some help to you! 🙂

    Best,
    Som

    • BobinOz February 7, 2017, 7:57 pm | Link

      Thank you Som, appreciate your comments.

      The problem is there aren’t too many additional strategies to employ, unless you are prepared to take the plunge and actually move here without a job on some kind of permanent visa and then start looking for work while you’re here.

      That’s risky and I’ve written about it recently in a post called Seeking Work on Arrival in Australia versus Job Sponsorship. It is possible to secure a job sponsorship whilst you are still abroad, but it does very much depend on what you do and your work experience.

      That’s not me inviting you to tell me what you do do for a living and what your experiences are, because it would mean nothing to me, I don’t work in recruitment. The membership website I mention above is definitely worth ago though, so if you did want to try just one alternative strategy, that would be it.

      Good luck, Bob

      • Som Mukherjee February 8, 2017, 1:26 am | Link

        Thanks for the honest insights, Bob!

        And NO, I won’t spam your website with my professional details! Lol! I’m checking the link you provided, and hoping to get something out of it. The dilemma IS between whether I focus more on job hunt or a PR, especially when I hear horror stories of people staying there for months and still trying to find full time employment! One extreme story is that of my friend, who’s a Project Manager, and ultimately found a job as a Policeman in Melbourne…(TRUE STORY)!

        Nevertheless, I hope to learn more from your website, and KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!

        Best,
        Som

  • Sandeep Vehale February 6, 2017, 4:25 pm | Link

    Hi,

    I am an payroll specialist with 10 years of experience and trying to find the job in AUS, currently working as Team leader with an MNC, could you please advice if there are chances of landing a job in AUS employer sponsored or through PR.
    You can contact me on sandeep198511@yahoo.co.in

  • Uma February 5, 2017, 9:23 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,

    Iam Indian and a chartered accountant with 7.3 yes of experience and my husband an IT professional in Informatica with 10 plus yes experience.

    Let me know the best way to apply for sponsorship visa.

    Email: umabatchu123@gmail.com
    Contact:91 8978934538

  • Mailkah February 5, 2017, 5:46 am | Link

    Thank you for the this website. It is very helpfull for people like myself who has no idea where to start and where to go when considering to apply for work in Australia. Keep up the good work. Thank you

  • Sarah Mcphilemy February 1, 2017, 12:30 am | Link

    Hello,
    I just wanted to say that your website is really helpful, I think you must be extremely patient judging by all these comments asking the questions that you’ve clearly stated you can’t answer ! My husband and I are coming out to stay on the Gold Coast for a month in a fortnights time to look at the possibility of gaining sponsorship, he is a panel beater and I am a social worker. The information that you have provided has been really helpful and we regularly refer to your website when we have a question. If we can’t find sponsorship we will apply for a permanent Visa so just really looking to explore both options . Do you have any advice / names of towns that you would recommend ? we plan to have a look at while we are visiting we would like to be near to the coast but not too close so that we can afford a nice home. We that we can afford a nice home have a young family 14, 9, 3m any ideas would be great 🙂 we will also look at the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Many thanks Sarah

    • BobinOz February 2, 2017, 12:02 am | Link

      Thanks Sarah, glad to hear you like my website.

      So, my advice to you would be to go wherever there might be the most job opportunities for you both, you can research that (I suspect you already have done) from the links on my page Getting a Job or a Sponsorship.

      If you do end up in Gold Coast, I think it’s much nicer the further you go south, maybe Currumbin way…

      http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/21182/tugun-currumbin-and-palm-beach-a-weekend-break-on-the-gold-coast/

      Sunshine Coast is well known for its difficulty for finding work, so as beautiful as it is, it might not be a good option. Brisbane will probably offer you the most working opportunities I would think, it’s a great city, I love it here.

      It is not good for beaches, but you are only ever an hour or so away by car. House prices are pretty good as well. Hope that helps, Bob

  • henry emefo January 29, 2017, 11:57 pm | Link

    Hello I am Henry Emefo From Nigeria I need a job from Australia am a trader and also skilled in constructions too…
    please contact me on +2347030543946

  • Ruta January 29, 2017, 7:39 pm | Link

    Hello Bob and all,
    Me and my husband are planning to be in Melbourne soon with the PR. As a part of out move, we have been researching on few things.
    We read a lot about Australian hidden job market, we would like to get a bit of real picture about it from people who are actually living there and had a previous experience of looking for work.
    Also, I came across the websites of Career coaching services who offer help in writing Australian style Resumes and help you to get access to the hidden job market, but they are charging a huge money. Now we would like to know how reliable they are and is it really helpful to go with such services.
    TIA.

    • BobinOz January 30, 2017, 6:22 pm | Link

      I’m not sure what the quality of some of these other services you have seen are, but like yourself, I do have concerns when the prices being charged are very large.

      What I can tell you is that I fully trust the people who I work with on this website, otherwise I simply wouldn’t allow them on here. There is a banner in this article offering a free review of your CV/resume, I’ve checked out their service thoroughly and it is excellent value for money.

      I also work with somebody very closely who is an expert Australian jobseeker, she sells a very reasonably priced and excellent course, yes I’ve reviewed every word of it, which also talks about the hidden job market among other things.

      You can read about that on my page How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia.

      Hope that helps and good luck with your search. Bob

  • Rams January 29, 2017, 2:03 pm | Link

    Hi,
    I am from India. I am looking for sponsor visa 457. I have more than 10 years experience in system Administration and server administration. Done Microsoft certification(MCITP). Please help.
    Email ID- rmhegde2012@gmail.com
    Thanks

  • Parduman singh January 25, 2017, 2:10 am | Link

    Hi my name is parduman singh from india i am looking a job in automobile my total experience 4 years in automobile line i am looking a sponsor visa you please help me my phone number. +91_9653064687 my email pardumansingh149@gmail.com please i am waiting your anser reply me

  • farhan ali January 23, 2017, 5:46 pm | Link

    Slam . am Farhan ali . from Karachi
    Give m Job in hotle or anything.

  • K.mano January 23, 2017, 1:52 pm | Link

    I am complete civil engineer please give any site enginer job offer

  • simon January 18, 2017, 9:26 pm | Link

    Hi my name is simon I am Christian and I am from Pakistan I belongs to a poor family I want to work in Australia I have 6 years experience in hairdressing field my contact number is +923119617143 …..email id….. maliksaeed706@gmail.com

  • Kenneth Peña January 16, 2017, 3:17 pm | Link

    Kenneth Peña here, 10 plus experience in IT as SQA Engineer

  • Anthonia January 16, 2017, 4:11 am | Link

    Hello,
    I’m not really looking for sponsorship. I’m already working towards obtaining my PR visa {189}. Now i’m in a fix as to how to pay my assessment and visa fees. I lost my job unexpectedly and my occupation is on the flagged list. I need a lot of financial help right now. If anyone is willing to help, please contact me. I don’t mind if it’s a loan. I promise to pay back.
    Or if you are a single(not in any relationship, or engaged or divorced) guy out there having challenges with migrating to Australia, i don’t mind getting married(for real- no option of divorce) and being the principal applicant. I have all the requirements except the money, so you must have that.
    Thanks a lot!
    anthonia149@yahoo.com

    • CYRIL January 17, 2017, 3:37 am | Link

      I am Cyril from nigeria I am interested to know u more pls contact me on
      +2348127139168

  • David Ibanga January 14, 2017, 7:52 pm | Link

    Good day, i really need a job/sponsor to live & work in Australia, am from Nigeria, am 31 yrs am a diploma holder in Accounting & computer software data processing, i have 5 yrs working experience in accounting job, this is my phone number +2348032541238
    Mail: davidibanga05@gmail.com

  • David Ibanga January 14, 2017, 7:50 pm | Link

    Good day, i really need a job/sponsor to live & work in Australia, am from Nigeria, am 31 yrs am a diploma holder in Accounting & computer software data processing, this is my phone number +2348032541238
    Mail: davidibanga05@gmail.com

  • Jacinta January 14, 2017, 12:26 pm | Link

    Im from kenya.Have a bachelor’s degree on library and information science with 7years expirience.Im willing to work for any organisation for any job which is available.Im currently in Australia under dependant student visa but looking for a work sponsor visa.Please get intouch

  • ketan.dream@gmail.com January 13, 2017, 5:44 pm | Link

    I have completed my high school and I have 12 years experiance in manufacture, electrical and mechanical. I’m looking for job I want work as labourer. I looking sponsor Visa. I’ll be working hard if they employ me as a worker

  • Sudipta Kumar Ghosh January 10, 2017, 10:28 pm | Link

    HI,
    Myself Sudipta Ghosh from India, I am having 7.2 Years of Experience on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Field using MSBI.
    Mainly working with all the tools of MSBI stack i.e. SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and PowerBI.
    Currently working in MasterCard Pune as a Lead MSBI consultant.
    Wanted to get a job in Australia and that’s why looking for a sponsor.
    Please suggest.

    You can reach me @ +91-9168662913, Email: sudipta.ghsh@gmail.com

    Sincerely
    Sudipta Ghosh
    +919168662913

  • Sunit Bagwe January 10, 2017, 9:45 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for all the help you are providing to all of us venturing immigration to Australia.
    I would like to know that by sponsored job, do you mean the jobs for which client sponsors visa of the candidate? Or is it consultants who provide assistance like making resume, arranging interviews and finding jobs for candidates registered.
    Kindly confirm since I am in similar phase and getting proposals from Australian consultants for getting registered for job assistance with certain fees.
    Look forward to hear from you,
    Best regards,
    Sunit

    • BobinOz January 12, 2017, 6:27 pm | Link

      Sponsored jobs covers a whole raft of situations, but the bottom line is nobody’s really going to find a job for you, only you can find a job for yourself.

      MARA migration agents don’t generally assist with this kind of thing, they just organise the visa. A recruitment agency doesn’t really help you get a job, their job is to find the best candidate for any vacancy for which the employer advertises through them. So as such they aren’t working to find you a job, they are working to fill a job vacancy to earn commission from the employer.

      Sure, there are people who will help you with your resume, there are also people who will help you find where the sponsored jobs are, like the website I mention above which is very good at that. But nobody can get the job for you, only you can pass the interview.

      Anybody who promises you they will find you work after you have paid them some kind of fee, is probably going to rip you off.

      If you have the right skills it is possible that one of our state or territory governments will ‘sponsor’ you to come and live here, but you still have to find your own job when you get here.

      Hope that clears it up and good luck, Bob

  • balachandar k January 10, 2017, 6:23 am | Link

    hai, i am balachandar aged 43, 20 years work experience in manager production, plant and manufacture. i want any job in australia. i am a b.sc degree holder in mathematics. please reply me

  • Sureshkumar January 7, 2017, 9:05 pm | Link

    I am a mechanical engineer looking for job in Australia. … Any kind of job…. Thanks.. And have 7 years of industrial Experience….currently working in oil and gas sector as a field operator.

    • dhandu January 8, 2017, 6:43 pm | Link

      Just post your resume and my mail id: dhands86@gmail.com. for more detail please contact 9884436900

  • Victor Adegbile January 7, 2017, 4:14 am | Link

    hi, my name is victor, am a degree holder in computer science. I have 2 years experience in administrative position, I have 4 – 5 years experience in computer hardware, software and little networking, likewise i can use different applications and presentations of projects, I have 2 years experience on customer service representative, I have 3 years experience in housekeeping job. I have the abilities and skills in all this area. you can contact me on this mail: abbey4victor@yahoo.com

  • Madeleine Kaye January 6, 2017, 1:30 am | Link

    Hi there,

    I am a proactive and passionate HR Officer/Adviser looking for a role in Melbourne with a company who can sponsor me. I can pay for costs incurred for hiring from the UK. I have a degree and am CIPD qualified.

    Please get in touch if you can help me, my email address is madeleinerosekaye@gmail.com.

    Maddie

  • Sherbek January 4, 2017, 7:50 pm | Link

    Jamahidbek@icloud.com I live now marhamat town Andijan city in Uzbekistan please help me I must visa and work in Australia

    • Ridwan Abukari January 6, 2017, 11:10 am | Link

      I’m a peace practitioner seeking to work in Australia! I can be contacted via ridwanabu57@gmail.com. Thanks.

  • ABOLARIN O DAVID January 4, 2017, 9:22 am | Link

    I AM A DEGREE HOLDER P.H.E.I NEED A JOB BY SPONSOR IF IT IS TO REDUCT EVERY MONEY FROM MY SALARY.I WIL BE VERY HAPPY.

  • ramon moran January 4, 2017, 1:19 am | Link

    I am looking for a job as a public health physician in AON with sponsorship

  • Frimpong Emmanuel January 3, 2017, 5:58 pm | Link

    I have completed my high school and I’m holding my certificate. I’m looking for job I want work as labourer. I looking sponsor Visa. I’ll be working hard if they employ me as a worker

  • abhiraj dhamecha January 2, 2017, 8:49 pm | Link

    Hi ! I am from India . looking for sponsor visa. I did my MBA in marketing experience 2 year
    Email :– abhirajdhamecha@gmail.com
    Kindly inform me
    Australia working visa
    Suggested me .

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