Ownership of a main business or main businesses

You must have had, and continue to have until a decision has been made on your visa application, an ownership interest in up to two actively operating main businesses in Australia for at least two years immediately before an application is made.

You and your spouse or de facto partner must own at least:

  • 51 per cent of the business where the turnover is less than Australian dollars (AUD) 400,000
  • 30 per cent of the business where the turnover is AUD 400,000 or more, or
  • 10 per cent where the business is a publicly listed company.

Further information on how to demonstrate legal ownership of the business(es) is available in the Document checklist.