Migrate for business

Update on Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) for 2021-22

The new criteria for Northern Territory nomination under the BIIP are currently being worked on.

We will update as further information becomes available. Please continue to check this website for updates.

In the meantime, should you wish to make an application for NT nomination under the BIIP, please email migration@nt.gov.au with the details of your proposed investment or business, and we will get back to you to discuss your eligibility.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Territory’s business migration program

Now is an ideal time to start a business in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) or move your business to the NT.

Take a closer look at the NT to understand what it has to offer so you can identify potential partners and capitalise on future opportunities.

You can find out more about migration for business people and investors, get an economic overview or access the Northern Territory’s investment portal.

Aerial view of Darwin

Migration for business people and investors

If you are interested in starting a business or investing in Australia's Northern Territory (NT) you should contact the NT Government’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

The NT Government can nominate eligible overseas business people and investors for the Australian Government’s Business Innovation and Investment visas.

Here are some business visa options that could suit you:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) visa - includes the Significant Investor and Premium Investor visa streams
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

The Australian Government's Visa Finder can help you find the right visa.

MINT program

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

The program assists overseas nationals get Northern Territory Government nomination. They need to show commitment to involvement with the Darwin Innovation Hub.

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory 2019/20 program has commenced. Read more on the program objectives, nomination criteria and how to take part.

For further information go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website.

Page last updated 4 March 2022