Advertising Industry Labour Agreement

The Advertising Industry Labour Agreement lets you sponsor skilled overseas workers in the following five occupations: Advertising Specialist, Graphic Designer, Copywriter, Multimedia Designer and Web Developer, for periods of up to 4 years and/or for permanent residence. To request an Advertising Industry Labour Agreement you must receive endorsement from the Media Federation of Australia (MFA) and The Communications Council (TCC). The terms and conditions of the agreement are set and non-negotiable.

 TSMIT in Labour Agreements will be raised to $70,000 pa as of 1 July 2023.

Any concession to the TSMIT that exists in a Labour Agreement will continue at the current proportion ie, if there is a 10% concession on the $53,900 current TSMIT, there will be a 10% concession on the $70,000 level (eg $7000) from 1 July 2023.

The new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement will not be affected.

As an employer, you must show that you meet the following requirements.


You can sponsor skilled overseas workers for these visas:


You can only nominate skilled overseas workers in the following Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) positions:

Your business

Before being able to lodge an application for a Labour Agreement, you must be endorsed by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA) and The Communications Council (TCC).


You must:

  • employ the skilled overseas worker on a full-time basis, and
  • pay the skilled overseas worker a minimum of AUD$85,000 (guaranteed annual earnings).

Market salary rates to be paid, noting significant variations in salary bands for individual positions and experience.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The nominee must have at least:

  • Three years relevant work experience if being nominated for a TSS visa
  • Six years work experience if being nominated for an ENS visa.

English language

Workers from overseas must meet English language requirements of the short-term stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482).

Labour market testing

You must show evidence of labour market testing when you make an application for this labour agreement.


There is no age limit on the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). Applicants for the Employer Nominated Scheme visa (subclass 186) must be no more than 45 years of age at time of application.

Book a meeting today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.