Finding a Sponsored Job in Australia (2020)

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in 2020, many people around the world are trying to find the answer to the question:

“How do I find a sponsored job in Australia in 2020?”

2020 Update: We’ve made the process a whole lot easier with the launch of our own sponsored job boards. Check out hundreds of recently sponsored job listing in the Getting Down Under jobcentre by clicking here.

Finding an Australian employer to sponsor you can be the most difficult part in emigrating to Australia. Most people search for a sponsor by applying to adverts on job search websites or in newspapers.

Did you know that only an estimated 30% of all jobs are advertised here? There are theories that around 70% of all jobs in Australia are found in the ‘hidden job market’, meaning they are not advertised through the usual media channels.

This article will give you a plan, using several steps, of how to tap into the hidden job market in Australia, and to help to make your dream of emigrating to Australia become a reality.

1. Research Sponsored Visa Opportunities

You will not often find Australian employers advertising that they are looking for someone to sponsor from overseas. The main reason being, if there is someone with the required skill set in Australia, it is easier for the Australian employer to offer a job to someone who is already established in Australia and can start work immediately.

Recent changes to the 457 visa (now known as the 482 visas) process also mean that employers now have to provide evidence that the roles were advertised locally first which reduces the likelihood of the role being advertised as a sponsored job in Australia.

For foreign nationals. Going through the sponsorship process means there are additional costs involved and the time delay for the sponsored individual to commence employment in Australia often makes their candidature
look less attractive to potential employers.

You are also unlikely to find an Australian employer to sponsor you through the use of a recruitment agency unless that recruitment agency specifically mentions in their job advertisement that the Australian employer is willing to sponsor the right candidate.

Search out companies in Australia whom you would like to work for. In general, larger companies in Australia are more likely to sponsor people from overseas than the smaller companies (due to budgets and business scope), however, you should not strike out the smaller companies, as some are still willing to sponsor the right person. Wikipedia provides a list of Australian companies.

You can also research the Yahoo Companies Directory to find companies in Australia to approach for
sponsorship. The advantage of Yahoo is that they have categorised the companies for you to make it easier to find what kind of company you are looking for.

Contact these companies that interest you, sending them your resume / CV and enquire as to whether they have any opportunities available.

Many of the larger companies tend to have a “Careers” section on their website, where they enable job seekers to search for their current vacancies, and also to submit their resume and cover letter into their database. This way, if they do not have a current vacancy that is suitable to your experience, they can call upon their database when a position does become available, and contact you.

2. Check the Getting Down Under Job boards

We now have our own job boards at Getting Down Under. Here we look to consolidate all of the jobs currently advertised online where the advertiser states that they are offering Australian 482 Visa Sponsorship. You can check out our current listings via the Getting Down Under Job Centre. To view the current listings, click here. Examples of some of the recent job postings below.

A few recent examples of current Job Listings advertised on the Getting Down Under Job boards can be viewed via the links below.

View all recently published sponsored job listings

3. Global Companies

Search out global companies who are based in both your home country and in Australia, and find out whether they offer transfer opportunities – quite often global companies do.

Even though it might mean working in your home country for a period of time before an opportunity arises in Australia, it is worth it in the long run, if it means you can emigrate to Australia through that company. Global organisations also tend to look impressive on your CV/resume.

4. Keep a Record

Keep a list of the companies that interest you, and contact them all. I recommend phoning to speak to the manager of the department you would like to work in.

If that fails, speak with the Human Resources department. Find out whether they are a company who are willing to sponsor someone from another country with the right skill set.

Find out how often they destroy applications /resumes / CVs as well – most companies in Australia hang on to applications for 3-6 months, so to be safe, you should follow up your applications every three months. Keep a record of all of the dates you apply for jobs and speak with the company, for ease of keeping on top of your Australian job applications.

5. Plan a Trip to Australia

Once you have quite a healthy list of companies you would like to work for (no list is too long), and have applied and spoken to all of them, you should plan a trip to Australia where you can meet with each of the employers.

If you are unable to set an appointment with every employer, make a plan to visit the company anyway, dropping off your updated resume, and try to get in front of either the department manager or a Human Resources Manager.
Through making this vital connection with the Australian employers, you reach them on a personal level, and if they like you, they are more inclined to consider sponsorship than if they had not met you at all.

6. Volunteer Work Experience

If you are able to, when you visit Australia, try to line up some volunteering work with some organisations in Australia.

Companies that are most likely to accept volunteers are charitable and non-profit organisations. Approach them and set it up before arriving in Australia so you can build it into your plan for your trip to Australia.

Also, ensure that you are volunteering in the area of your profession. It will be to your advantage if you have experience working in Australia when you are looking for a sponsor, even if it is volunteer employment.

Non-Profit Organisations Australia“, has a comprehensive listing of non-profit organisations in Australia by state / region / city or town, and is a great place to search for possible companies to approach for volunteer work.

7. Build your Networks

Use social media, join industry groups, make friends in all the right places and put yourself out there. Use your networks and use other people’s networks – especially if you already know people in Australia.

sponsored jobs australia - Linkedin

Linked In is fantastic for professional networking and has the benefit of assisting employers to find you.

Here at Getting Down Under we have our own Linkedin group specifically targeted at people looking to emigrate to Australia. You are very welcome to view and join our group by clicking here.

Facebook and other social networking sites can also be useful, particularly joining the industry or Australia-focused groups.

The more you put yourself out there, the more success you will have in finding an Australian employer who is willing to sponsor you. If you think of it this way: most people have at least 100 people in their networks. Therefore if each of those 100 people also have 100 people in their networks, you potentially have access to a network of 1000 people! The more people you are connected to, the more likely you are to find someone who has connections in Australia.

Make everyone that you know, aware of your search for sponsored employment in Australia, and ask them to reach out to anyone that they know, who may be able to help. You should also try and be wise when building your networks and be selective with you you are connecting with. It would be wise, for example, to strive to make as many connections with Australians as possible, especially if they are working in the profession of your choice.

8. Study in Australia

Are there any courses or further education in Australia in your industry you can enroll in? If you can get a student visa and go to Australia to study, you are normally entitled to a certain amount of hours per week that you can work.

This is an awesome opportunity for you to network, get your foot in the door and gain valuable Australian experience and qualifications. Quite often, foreign nationals who study in Australia, are able to stay on in Australia afterward, by transferring their visa status and/or through finding sponsored employment in Australia.

There is certainly an advantage for applying for jobs when you are already in Australia, as you are immediately available for job interviews. Again – it is making that personal connection with Australian employers.

9. Successful Self-Marketing

Prepare your marketing materials for success. Do your research to ensure that you will be competitive in the Australian job market – that means ensuring your resume / CV is up to date an in an appropriate format .Check out our Australia Resume article for some top tips.

Also, make sure you write a high-impact cover letter that will entice the Australian employer to review your resume / CV.

If you are serious about increasing your chances of finding an employer sponsor in Australia, make sure you allocate a reasonable amount of time to updating your Australian Resume.

In Summary

Remember: a large number of jobs in Australia are not advertised, and are found in the Australian ‘hidden job market’. It is essential to your success that you access this enormous resource of job opportunities in Australia.

By following the steps above, and consistently working towards your goal on a long-term basis through thorough research, keeping track of your applications, utilising the hidden job market, building your networks, ensuring your marketing materials are of high quality and competitive in the Australian job market, planning a trip to Australia, considering volunteer work in Australia and/or furthering your studies in Australia; you are guaranteed to increase your likelihood of finding a sponsored job in Australia.


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Rozette galvez

Hello im rozette galvez i have experience in house keeping and cleaning and i am willing to work in any condition,,i hope you can help me find job and sponsor my visa

Hi Mark,
I was wandering if it’s easy for me to emigrate to Australia as an American citizen! Plus, I have my sister she have the Australian citizenshipe. I was wandering if that helpful.
Thank you


Hi my name is Shivani. I have done my Bachelors Degree in Accounting & Management plus nearly having an years experience at a Chartered Accounting company. Now Im planning to do my Masters in Accounting in Australia. How can I get a sponsored visa for work in Australia?

som kevin

Hi,am a kenyan with an IT-MS Diploma qualification from the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT),kindly recomend me a relevant employment sponsorship in Australia.

Godwin Sunday

My name is Godwin Sunday from Nigeria. I had my studied Computer Science/Statistics. I am into computer networking. I will like to have a sponsorship visa to Australia. My skills are, troubleshooting, fault analysis, commissioning, installation, repair, breakdown maintenance.


Hi all
I have a question regarding my visa..

Im from belgium and
I work as a bricklayer in sydney on a working holiday visa
My boss would like to sponsor me but i have trouble with understanding him with his bad italian-english.. haha
So im wondering if you know what steps i have to make to get the sponsorship complete?

Best regards,Brayn

Karthik Viswanathan

Hi Everyone,
My name is Karthik from india. Currently pursuing Master degree at Australian. My undergraduate was Bachelor of mining engineering fro. India i have more the one year of work experience. I ll looking for sponsorship in australia.

Anil Kumar m

Hi myself anil Kumar. I’m living in Bangalore.Ka,India.
I’m interested to work in Australia.
My qualification is ITI electrician&Diploma in electrical engineering.
I have 4 years experience in maintenance department as maintenance electrician in a manufacturing plant of piston rings.
My skills are, troubleshooting, fault analysis, commissioning, installation, repair, breakdown maintenance of special purpose machines.


hi im malee from srilanka im live in cyprus now still doing caregiver job im looking for the sponsor in australia i hope somebody help me my email is ** MESSAGE FROM ADMIN: removed – please dont post email address on a public forum, if someone replies to your comment you will get a notification ** thank you


My name is raheel i have doe bio medical eng kindly let me know if any vacancy


Hi I’m a uk qualified swim instructors. How can I find a sponsor in Sydney and what route or visa can I look at?


Hi Mark. I’m a qualified learn to swim instructor. Would I be able to find a sponsor in Sydney?
Or what is the best route or visa to take?

Imran ahmod

Hi,I am a Bangladeshi.I am living in Iran.I want to go Australia from Iran.For this I need a sponsor.Please any australian cityzen sponrs and help me to go Australia.I eant to live there.
With best wishes
Imran Ahmod


I am Sara from Bhutan completed MBA with specialization in HR and Marketing in 2013. I have worked as a US based Recruiting Agency, named NewAgeSys, Inc as a HR Recruiter for 1 + year. I have worked as a Marketing Executive in Pune Institute of Business Management for 6 months and I have 1+ years of work experience as an Assistant HR Officer in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Now, I am looking for suitable opportunity in us or in Australia.
If any one can sponsor me Please mail me..

muluken jifara

am muluken jifara
am well experianced & educated person .. try to examine me … am self confident person degree level…

muluken jifara

am muluken jifara am well educated & talented person i belive the right person at the right place.. through knowledge. &am well experianced if u wannt examine me …


Hii, I’m Benjamin from Fiji.. Looking for a hairdressing job in oz, have a cert 4 in hairdressing from winters nz an also teaching qualification from pivot point..was wondering if I could get a sponsor from a company..

Qasim Zaheer

Hi everyone,
I would like to introduce myself.I am Qasim Zaheer from Pakistan .I have bachelor degree in science & have sixteen years experiences in as a chemist in Pakistan & gulf ( Saudi Arabia , Uae).The industries which i have worked in (WTP,WWTP) plants,Beverage Plants laboratory ,juice plant, Mineral water bottling plant, Detergent plant & adhesive plants

Currently,I am working as a QC supervisor in a multinational adhesives co .Saudi Arabia.I’m looking for a sponsored job in the field of chemist,chemistry technician,Lab technician.Can any employer sponsor me.

Thank you.

Your’s faithfully,
Qasim Zaheer
E-mail #

Mobile : +966530364870


Hi, I am a highly qualified counsellor with 10 years. I have a degree in counselling and various specialist fields. Youth, cbt, eft, eating disorders.
Any info anyone has would be much appreciated!


Hi I am from South Africa I am a mechanical and maintenance fitter with more than 18 years experience, I am responsible for making sure all plant machinery and equipment runs smoothly.
My ability to do maintenance or breakdowns on hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders also experience on high pressure steam and conveyor belts. I am looking for a sponsored job in Australia. Can Any employer sponsor me.

Darbara Singh

With Better Regards,
I am B tech automobile & Diploma to electric engineering, I have strong & practically + 30 years experience diesel generator / engine both side ( M&E). I can better handle & manage machinery all round,utility, facility & management & supervision. I can maintain farm machinery also. Please any angle, company, workshop & agriculture farm give me job or sponsorship. I promise to you for best & honest service.


Stonemason – Fabricator – Templater – Installer – Marble & Granite products Hi I am a English citizen living in London UK. I would love to find an Australian sponsor who is willing to offer me a job. I have been in the stone industry since 1995 but I do not have any trade certificates. Since then I have spent the majority of my time templating, fabricating and installing worktops, fireplaces, marble bath suits etc. I have also acquired various other skills in other trades over the years. I would love to hear from any employers who would be interested… Read more »


Hi Mark I am Aman kumar still working since 1999. First 10 years as Electrician In India and Malaysia And last 6 years working as Electrical foreman in India ,Saudi Arabia and Currently working in Doha Qatar in M.E.P company now i am interested to work in Australia please send me details how can i find sponsorship job in Australia as Electrician or Other
contact me at


Hi i am meresiana mocevakaca,I am a qualified Caregiver ,certificate in fundamental caregiver. I am currently working as a Nursing assistant at the Suva Private Hospital in Suva FIJI.
i am a qualified and also a very professional caregiver, very good in looking after the elderly.7years experience in the Suva Private Hospital.I am a Fijian lady very kind and polite to my work.I really wants to work as a caregiver or health worker in australia. please contact me on +6799433955,if you need a caregiver.

.mary kiarie

am looking for a sponsorship in UK for further studies… please help


Am joy from Nigeria 25 years please I really need who can sponsor me out of Nigeria to Australia to work, am sorry to say, I only have my Olevel result, please I need any kind of work that can fetch me money, to take Care of my family, am also a professional hair stylist, please help me here is my Facebook user name ugbedejoysexy@gmail. Com thank you


my name is kavitha.i am from india.i am trained nurse in india.but i am working as a health care assistant in london hospital.i am living uk since 2006.i am a permanant resident in uk.i need to move to Australia.please do the needful


My Name is Gene I am from Papua New Guinea i am interested working a retirement home. I am 25 years old and i l like working with people.

Jolly John

Dear sir. I am Jolly John.from India.presently working in Sultanate of Oman, I am a Massage Therapist, I have 12 years experience in this field, if any chance please inform email.


Hi Jolly John

What is your email address or Skype ID

kawaljit singh

Hi, I am kawaljit singh .I am from India .I am “master in cutting & tailoring profession”.I can cut & stich ladies and gents suits.i can make ladies neck line.I can make gents pants & shirts.i can do hamming & attach buttons& can do altretion of any type.I can make pettern & sample as well. I have 10 years of experience in this academic qualification is post gaduation…in computer application..I have done my laguage test “IELTS” with 6 band score ..I am looking for sponsored job in austrelia I am very loyal & hard working person …I need sponsorship… Read more »

Sanjiv Verma

I find the above tips very useful and I am also searching for an employer in Australia who can sponsor me in the field of Sales and Marketing jobs.

Robert Sellers

I am professional and qualified in the following

Solid plasterer city& guilds

HGV licence class 1

Dump truck driver (currently working in a quarry) Hanson cement Clitheroe Lancashire UK
extensive experience in all the above references available

I require sponsorship

are you still looking to move abroad. NZ ?

kawaljit singh

Yes i want to move NZ is there any work opportunity for me ??


hi may name is hamza from algeria i am 25 i have license in air conduting hvac university i to get a sponsored-job in Australia




I am an rail signal electrician in india,working with rail local contractors.I am looking to relocate in australia with sponsorship for me.
If you know of any jobs or know of any where i can post my resume to them please let me know. i am 45 yrs old having 22yrs experience in the field .

Iosefo Logayau

I am Fijian and have been working in PNG for the last six years. I am now in Fiji and looking for a job and i hope that your company can provide me with a job. I have been working for all my years in finance, administration, communication, and doing custom. I work with many experience people from other parts of world and i am confident to take up any offer if given the oppurtunity

HI . I’m Amin Manuchehri 27 years old From Iran -Tehran . i wanna immigrate to Australia by skill visa . i am a mechanic and working at Toyota branch in Tehran and rest the time work out of there . i am do electronic on ECU of Engine – Abd – Air bag – and BIS of pegute 206-207-407 and AT of AL4 .. looking for an sponsor to immigrate there easier . thanks for your time and nice to you if help .

Muhammad Jawed

Hi I am Muhammad Jawed from Karachi Pakistan. I am graduate and Cert. CII qualified and desperately seeking a potential employer in Australia for sponsorship. I have vast experience in general insurance industry in the areas of Motor Underwriting, Reinsurance, Claims Handling and Secretarial.

Ravikumar Jada

Searching for “Electrical Engineer-Power” job

I am Proffesional in the following
Eight years of experience in Operation & Maintenance of Electrical Installations and Execution, Testing and Commissioning of Internal Flat Electrical wiring works including Communication points and External Electrification works such as Installation, Testing and Commissioning of HT Switchgears, Transformers, DG Sets, Main PCC Panels, Laying of HT and LT Cables on GI Trays and Under Ground etc. in a large Construction Projects of High Raised Buildings / Commercial Buildings.

Looking for sponsor to work in Australia


i m chandni here from india working for amity university in marketing area want a sponsership in australia if possi

Geoffrey Simiyu Kisiangani

Hello, I am Geoffrey S from Kenya with basic degree in Medicine and Surgery and tertiary degree in Population Health from The University of Melbourne (2010) and am looking for a sponsor to execute my public health skills in the community in Australia through health promotion. I am currently in Australia Melbourne for the next three months till end of the year.


Hi Pieter here im looking for a list of companies for sponsored jobs and visas please it will be helpfull if any one can forward sites on




I’m a telecom technician looking to get job from a sponsor in Australia I heard they people are hospitable
Thanks for the info.

Mary Grace

Hi I am Mary Grace from the Philippines I am a registered nurse here but not practicing it. I currently work in a drugstore as a Pharmacy Assistant for almost five years. I really want a sponsored job in Australia. I tried to apply for a TRV but the cost is too much I cant afford it. Can you help me? thanks.

emma jumawan

my name is emma jumawan married frm phil. I want tp work in other country to finish my 3 kids in thier couse am alone earn small income pls. help me to find work their am hard working and honest woman god fearing and trustin

my name is mr arif im a dintal protisian diplom i like to have a job and continue my education in australia .i need a sponsor plaese sponsor me im very poor i have not any sponsor thiere

Sarah Lawson

Hey Mark! This was a great post on finding a sponsored job in Australia. I cannot stress enough how important it is to further an applicant’s education once they get to Australia. This not only opens new opportunities, but it also makes it easier for applicants to get sponsored employment.


There are NO jobs in australia – in the work place australians are racists against other people, in the pubs, clubs, all social places Australians are racists – they isolate other cultures, every other culture is complaining and going back to their country or another country – PLEASE DO NOT COME HERE – DO NOT SPOIL YOUR LIFE _ MINE HAS BEEN SPOILT AND HENCE I AM WARNING YOU.

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