Monitoring and compliance of 457 sponsors
Employers are being monitored much more closely than ever before. Employers continue to receive site visits and phone calls from DIAC officers, sometimes without warning. In addition to this, powers for DIAC to monitor and inspect employers increased significantly from September 14, 2009. We can now confirm that employers are being sanctioned for sponsorship breaches where they weren’t before. Fines and repercussions for employers are extremely serious if sponsorship obligations are breached.

We recommend all employers of 457 holders become familiar with their sponsorship obligations –

Obligations for employers and 457 sponsors:

Stay posted for more information about a service to be offered by TEP that can assist businesses with their sponsorship and compliance obligations.
27 May 2019
Changes to Regional Visa Pathways
Changes to regional visas coming in November 2019.