Significant demand for workers
Australia's Horse Racing industry is a significant employer in Australia. It is also the only sport which continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Horse Racing and Breeding Industry employs a lot of workers like:
Many Australian Trainers and Studs sponsor for 482, 494 and 186 visas.
Do I always need a sponsor to work in racing?
Some Trainers are concerned about the costs to be a sponsor, and transience (workers that move on from a job quickly).
This can result in less sponsorship options for overseas workers who don't have experience in the racing industry.
But, if you have experience in the racing industry, you may be eligible for Permanent Residency (PR) without a need to be sponsored for a temporary visa.
These options require you to prove you have the training and skills. Trainers are keen to support workers like this.
Studs and farms may need to sponsor 494 visas if the occupation is less skilled.
Often, this industry must utilise Working Holiday 417 and 462 visa holders. However these visas limit the period of employment to 6 months. Employers may then consider other options to retain these people.
If you have experience in the racing industry, talk to Sharon Harris Migration Specialists to find out if one of the following visas is right for you: