Construction Migration Office

Welcome to the Construction Migration Office!

The Construction Migration Office is a new service providing comprehensive support for building and construction sector employers in Western Australia looking to hire skilled migrants, and for migrants seeking to move to WA to work in the sector.

Our dedicated team provides end-to-end support, aiding in registering available jobs, offering educational resources, and connecting you to existing services. 

WA Migration Services Construction Visa Subsidy Program

Supporting WA's building and construction industry

Western Australia's building and construction industry is booming and the demand for skilled workers is growing!

To help meet this demand, on 30 April 2023 the State Government announced initiatives to boost WA's building and construction workforce capacity, delivering additional skilled workers for this crucial industry that enables job growth across the state.

The following new initiatives for the building and construction industry are now available. Select from the options below to find out more.

Construction Visa Subsidy Program

Through the new Construction Visa Subsidy Program, the State Government is supporting Western Australian employers engage skilled workers.

The $11 million Construction Visa Subsidy Program provides employers with grants to offset the costs of supporting skilled migrants to fill jobs in WA's building and construction industry from 1 July 2023.

We know that navigating Australia’s skilled migration system can be complex and expensive, especially for small and medium sized businesses which employ the largest number of workers in the construction industry.

Subsidies of up to $10,000 are now available to attract skilled migrants to the residential and commercial construction sector in 2023—24.

Amendments to State Nomination

Additional amendments will be made to the State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) criteria for 2023—24, including:

  • waiving the requirement to provide a six-month contract of employment for visa subclass 190 applicants for building and construction trade occupations;
  • prioritising of invitations for applicants in WA to retain skilled workers in the State, with applicants residing in the rest of Australia and overseas ranked equally; and
  • prioritising of invitations for industries with critical demand for skilled workers, including building and construction, health and medical, teaching, tourism and hospitality occupations.

Please visit our SNMP page for further information about the program.

If you are currently looking to employ a skilled migrant, please visit our Skilled Migrant Employment Register where you can browse for a suitably skilled person who is seeking work in WA.