Skilled Migrants

What skilled employment vacancies are there in Geelong?

There are a range of skilled vacancies currently available in the Geelong region

View the Geelong Region Skilled Vacancies

If your skills and qualifications are listed please carefully review the attached position description by clicking on the listing (where available). Most of the positions listed require exceptional skills and experience which the employer is unable to source locally

If you believe you have the skills and experience required, please email us your resume, quoting the employer reference number. Make sure you clearly and comprehensively highlight the relevant qualifications and experience you have that makes you suitable for the position. Please ensure you include your email address in your resume and all your contact details are correct.

You might like to have a look at the employment Guide to Finding Work In Geelong Australia. This guide will provide you with lots of useful information including how to develop an Australian standard resume.

For information on professions in Australia that require registration or licensing go to and search for the information regarding your specific profession.

What is the best Visa for me?

Entry to Australia is based on a system of points (or a score) for each eligibility criteria that your application is able to meet. Points or your score is based primarily on the visa type you apply for, your qualifications, health check, police and family check and English language skills.

Information on Australian visa types and application processes is available from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Current Policy Environment

The new priority processing for Visa’s in Australia gives priority to applications with Employer sponsorship.

There is also increased scope for State and Territory Government sponsorship to meet critical skill shortages in their jurisdiction.

What are some of the visas better suited to regional areas?

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
    Given these new policy directions, the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) is now being processed faster than ever before and if all documentation is in place the visa can be granted within 48 hours. This visa is a permanent residency, employer sponsored visa and only available in regional areas. If you are skilled in one of the skill shortage areas, this visa is available to employers to bring you into the country. The RSMS is available across the State of Victoria (excludes Metropolitan Melbourne). Other conditions apply.
  • Temporary Long Stay Visa - Subclass 457
    This is the most commonly used program for employers to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia on a temporary basis. There are also special arrangements for employers in regional areas across Australia.
  • State Sponsored Visas
    On the State Government’s website are state sponsored visas that are able to be applied for if you have skills and qualifications that match the skills posted on this site. The processing times for these visas currently are 12-15 months minimum.

For more information about these visas please contact us at the Skilled Migration Project.

How do I find a job?

Like all countries, Australia has its own process for finding and applying for jobs. These processes have been outlined in our Guide to Finding Work in Geelong Australia. The guide provides tips on how to go about finding employment in Geelong, including where to find employment vacancies, protocols on applying for jobs, interview techniques and lists the employment agencies able to assist you in Geelong.

Global Skills for Provincial Victoria - Guide to Finding Work in Geelong Australia (PDF-950KB)

This guide also provides you with information on how to develop an Australian standard resume, address a cover letter and key selection criteria as well details on Australian Employers expectations.

What do I need to know about moving to and living in Geelong?

Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city. When you are considering moving to Geelong all the information you need to gather can be overwhelming.

We have prepared a Guide specifically for overseas skilled migrants moving to Geelong, which includes information on what you need to consider before leaving your home country as well as what to organise when you get to Australia.

Guide for Overseas Skilled Migrants Moving to Geelong (PDF-1280KB)

Geelong is a large urban city that offers a range of lifestyle and housing choices. To help you select a suburb or area that suits your personal preferences or family, please see the following Suburb Guide and median house prices and rental values map.

More information on living in Geelong is available from the Geelong Australia website.

What can the Skilled Migration Project do for me?

We can assist you with:

  • Advice on local employment vacancies
  • Referrals to appropriate bodies for overseas qualifications assessment
  • Referrals to local employers
  • Assistance with resumes to meet Australian standards
  • Welcome sessions for each new skilled migrant and their family that include
    - Lifestyle information
    - Welcome packs and other settlement information
    - Links and referrals to service and community organisations
    - eBulletins
    - Social Networking