International applicants

Mackay Regional Council's preferred sponsorship option for international candidates is a Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457).  This visa allows international employees to work within Australia for four years.

For information on visa types and conditions visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Knowing and understanding Australian customs and laws will help new residents to Australia to settle in the region and the community.  The Department of Immigration and Citizenship website provides information about living in Australia.

Settling in Mackay

For more information on settling In Mackay, including a Welcome to Mackay booklet, the contacts of local English Language services, migration agents and more click here.

The Australian Government's 'Beginning a Life in Australia' booklet welcomes newly-arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants to Australia. It provides useful national, state/territory and local settlement information for migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. This information is available to download in English and 37 languages.