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Agriculture Visa Australia 2021

What is the Agriculture Visa?

The Agriculture Visa (also known as the Ag Visa or Agri Visa) is a new Australian visa aimed at helping fix a labour shortage in the farming, fisheries, forestry and meat processing industries.

Which Countries are eligible for the Australian Agriculture Visa?

It would be first offered to South-East Asian nations, (ASEAN) it remains unclear which countries will sign up to the visa or how many workers it will attract.

  • (ASEAN) – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

When Can I apply for the Agriculture Visa?

The details of the agriculture visa will be confirmed and dates for application will be known in late September, early October 2021 – but it is not yet clear when Ag Visa holders will be able to enter the country.

What are the Agriculture Visa Requirements?

The agriculture visa requirements have not been published. We will update the information here with a breakdown of the visa requirements as soon as they are published. This will include any age restrictions, nationality criteria, and required qualifications.

How Can I apply for the Agriculture Visa?

The agriculture visa is not yet open for applications. When the visa requirements have been published you will be able to check your eligibility and apply through our Registered Migration Agent.

How many Agriculture Visas will be granted? 

It is not yet known how many agriculture visas will be issued. We expect this to be confirmed in the next few months. It is likely that there will be a quota of visas on a country-by-country basis.

How will the Agriculture visa work?

Under the proposal, applicants will receive a visa to live in Australia for 3 years provided they:

  1. Perform agricultural work for the bulk of their time in Australia; and
  2. Return to their home nation for 3 months of every year.

How much does the Agriculture Visa cost?

The cost of the visa has not been published yet BUT likely to be AUD495.