Australia Retirement visa
Australia Retirement visa

Retiring to Australia

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More than ten thousand people applied to retire in Australia last year alone.

Since Australia abolished the “405” retirement visa, the most popular option available to retire to Australia is via an investment, for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of an Australian lifestyle.

Priority approvals

The Australian Federal Government are treating all Business, Innovation and Investment visas as a priority. Providing an outcome to your case in just a few months.

The benefits

  • Ability to reside and retire in Australia
  • One of the highest standards of living in the world
  • World-class healthcare
  • Ability to bring eligible dependents
  • No English language proficiency required
  • No points test to satisfy
  • No upper age limits

Permanent Residency following the investment period, leading to citizenship after five years in exchange for an investment.


The minimum requirement is AUD$ 5 million (held for the duration of the provisional visa). to comprise of:

  • 20% in eligible Venture Capital and Private Growth Equity funds (VCPE) investing in start-up and small private companies (AUD$ 1m)
  • 30% in eligible managed funds or Listed Investment Companies (LICs) that invest in emerging companies (AUD$ 1.5m)
  • 50% in balancing investments in managed funds or LICs that invest in eligible assets, including Australian listed securities, eligible corporate bonds or notes, annuities and real property (AUD$ 2.5m).

Compliant investment funds

The fund managers selected to assist in managing the investment must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs criteria as follows:

  • Over AUD$ 100 million investments under management
  • Hold an Investor Director Portfolio Services Licence
  • Manage complying investment frameworks
  • Licenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Member of the Australian Investment Council

The source of funds

Prior to accepting direct foreign investments, the Australian investment company conduct:

  • Anti-money laundering checks
  • A Know Your Clients onboarding process
  • A Politically Exposed Person check

Managed Solutions

We provide a complete, tailored emigration solution for retirement to Australia. Our qualified experts assist with both your emigration case and sourcing the Compliant Investment Framework most suited to your individual emigration requirements.

Moving Pensions to Australia

Several countries allow private pensions to be re-invested in Australia. This enables an existing off-shore pension fund to be used for the purposes of emigrating to Australia.

Purchase your retirement home

There are potential opportunities to secure a domestic residence as part of the compliant investment requirement.

The property purchase may be subject to the Foreign Investment Review Boards (FIRB) additional charges. However, these costs are minimal and only apply to certain properties.

Properties within retirement villages are usually exempt from additional FIRB charges.


Life expectancy in Australia is higher than in many countries as the lifestyle, health and social care facilities on offer are excellent

Practical considerations when retiring to Australia

Make sure you fully understand what your financial situation is before you begin your emigration case to retire in Australia. You need to address what to do with your pension, what your tax liability is and whether you are entitled to any benefits. Here’s how…

  • Acquire an estimate of your state pension so that you can work out how much you will have to live on each month.
  • Ask HM Revenue and Customs for information on your tax liability on any income over your UK personal allowance. Be mindful of the fact that UK tax payable from abroad can vary quite significantly from country to country.
  • Seek independent tax advice about the benefits of offshore banking – it could make a big difference to your savings.

Australia has one of the worlds most socially and politically relaxed climates

According to a survey in association with YouGov, around 27% of ex-pats cite a better climate as the main reason for moving abroad – far more than the average of 12% for other countries.

Australia is a stable, safe country with low levels of crime. It has a thriving ex-pat community, and many are retired – with 14% classifying themselves as retired. One-third are aged over 55, and many are drawn to Australia due to its relaxed culture. Accordingly, 43% moved to Australia to improve their quality of life.

Housing, healthcare and the cost of living are all attractive if you’re planning to retire to Australia. 

2.5m 188b visa Australia Read more

$2.5 million

One of the most popular emigration options for Australia.
Emigrate with a range of compliant Investment solutions.

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For those who wish to invest into a business in Australia with an innovative product or service.
State approval required.

Australian significant investor visas read more

$5 million

Priority approvals, no points test or upper age limit. Making this an excellent choice for those wishing to emigrate

Australian 188 visas read more

188 Visas

Providing 4-year temporary residency with conditions.
Discover what does that mean in real terms for you.

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Entrepreneurs with compliant business ideas may emigrate to Australia. Enabling their business to flourish within Australia.

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Investors for Australia are required to secure a minimum of 65 points to become eligible to emigrate. View the points table in full


The present document is intended for guidance and general information only and does not constitute or purport to provide you with legal advice. Such information is subject to changes without notice. Each case is unique and depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual and due consideration should be taken if applying the general information to your personal situation. For an evaluation of your personal circumstances, one of our team would be happy to assist.

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