Australia operates a universal, non- discriminatory system of entry through an Immigration program which is divided between permanent and temporary entry. This means that the Law relating to entry to Australia is the same for people from all countries, although there can be variations in the procedural and documentary requirements.
The number of people who can enter Australia each year is regulated by the policies of the government of the day. Like other first world countries, Australia receives many thousands of applications beyond the ‘quota’ set by government. As there are currently over 100 visa categories, each of which contain an individual set of criteria, applicants need to ensure they properly research, and seek advice, in relation to the Australian system before submitting an application, as many are refused simply because an application has been made for an incorrect visa.
As we cannot provide a comprehensive overview of all the visa options, we encourage an initial visit to the website of the Department of Home Affairs.