188 visa points table
188 visa points table

188 Investor Visa Points Table

Calculating your points as a Business Investor

NB: Investor of AUD$ 5m are exempt from any points requirement

It is important to note that securing 65 points is the entry-level requirement and does not assure your case will be successful. The points test is required by the federal government to ensure a state can only view a potential investor case once these minimum criteria are met. This is irrespective of the merits of the investment or the business.

The state of Victoria now requires an investor demonstrates they have 95 points rather than the 65 points required by all other states.

If you would like assistance in achieving 65 points, would like to know more about complinat investment frameworks or have further questions. Complete our enquiry form to arrange a consultation and we will be happy to discuss your options.

The Business Investor points table

Factor Description Points
Age 18–24 years 20
25–32 years 30
33–39 years 25
40–44 years 20
45–54 years 15
55 and older 0
English language ability Vocational English 5
Proficient English 10
Qualifications Australian trade certificate, diploma or bachelor degree by an Australian education institute; or a bachelor qualification recognised by an educational institution of a recognised standard 5
Bachelor degree in business, science or technology by an Australian institution; or a bachelor qualification by an educational institution of a recognised standard 10
Special endorsement The nominating state or territory government agency could decide that your proposed business is of unique and important benefit to the state or territory where the nominating government agency is located 10
Financial assets Net business and personal assets of you, your partner or you and your partner combined in each of the preceding two years of at least:
AUD800 000 5
AUD1.3 million 15
AUD1.8 million 25
AUD2.25 million 35
Business turnover Annual turnover in your main business during a period of at least two years of the preceding four fiscal years of at least:
AUD500 000 5
AUD1 million 15
AUD1.5 million 25
AUD2 million 35
Business Innovation stream only Business experience You have held one or more businesses before you were invited to apply for the visa for:
Not less than four years within the preceding five years 10
Not less than seven years within the preceding eight years 15
Investor stream only Investor experience Eligible investment of at least AUD100 000 held for:
At least four years before the time of invitation to apply for the visa 10
At least seven years before the time of invitation to apply for the visa 15
Business innovation qualifications At the time of invitation to apply for the visa: Evidence of registered patents or registered designs 15
Evidence of registered trademarks 10
Evidence of formal joint venture agreements 5
Evidence of export trade 15
Evidence of ownership interest in a gazelle business 10
Evidence of receipt of grants or venture capital funding 10
State or territory nomination Special endorsement (limited places) 10

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