Employers approved by the Department of Home Affairs may sponsor people who are not Australian citizens to work for them in Australia. The sponsored work visa program targets genuine skill shortages, diverse business expertise and increases entrepreneurial talent, without displacing Australian workers.
A sponsor of foreign workers must comply with all Australian immigration and workplace laws. The exploitation of foreign workers has lasting negative impacts on Australian communities and individuals, and on Australia’s international reputation. The Australian Government does not tolerate abuse of Australia’s employer sponsored work visa program.
If you suspect a sponsor has breached their sponsorship obligations, you can report it anonymously to Border Watch.
For information on Australian workplace entitlements, go to Fair Work Ombudsman.