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International Candidates

Porterallen as part of the Peoplebank Group of Companies has an On-Hire Labour Agreement with the Australian Federal Government.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Porterallen has the ability to source, secure and then on-hire skilled overseas contractors to our client sites only for specified projects in areas of identified skills shortages.

If you are an overseas candidate seeking a professional career change and would be interested in the opportunity to work in Australia please read the information below to ascertain your suitability and eligibility to work in Australia.

Can you work in Australia?

In order to work in Australia you must be either:

  • an Australian citizen;
  • an Australian Permanent Resident;
  • a NZ Citizen (note: NZ Permanent Residents will need a visa to work in Australia); or
  • have a valid working visa.

If you meet these requirements you are able to apply for any job advertised by Porterallen. To view our current opportunities click here.

If you don't meet these requirements, please visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website at www.immi.gov.au for more information on how to obtain a valid visa.


Before we can sponsor you as an overseas candidate, we first need a specific project for you to work on.

If successful, as a sponsored contractor you can only work for Porterallen and at time of application you must meet the guidelines as set by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Further Information

For further enquiries about sponsorship and Porterallen, please speak with our Talent Management department contact, Shabnum Sohel.

Shabnum can be reached by calling 02 9409 4700 or email gtsinfo@porterallen.com.au

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