Skilled Migration To Australia Guide - Hardest Jobs To Fill In Australia

U.K. residents looking to emigrate to Australia will already be very familiar with the overall shape of the Jobs market. Studies by job site indeed indicate that 70% of jobs advertised in the U.K. and Australia are filled within a month. 

It is clear from reading the study that Australia has a huge demand for workers in the Healthcare and Financial Industries. The jobs market in Australia is not currently suffering from a labour shortage but rather a skills shortage and this has lead to a build up in demand for a range of occupations and a dedicated sector of the Australia Migration Department being created which is known as the general skilled migration program.

There have recently been reforms to the list of occupations available under the skilled occupation list and changes to the name which even those of us in the industry and struggling to get our heads around. We introduce the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) which are the new versions of the old Skilled Occupation List and Consolidated Skilled Occupation List. Both of these list contain jobs that are selected by the Australian Government to be ‘in demand’ and depending on the list/occupation you may be eligible for a particular visa program.

You can view a combined list of eligible occupations here. But in this article we are going to summarise 5 of the occupations Australia is finding the hardest to fill. Without further ado let’s explore some of the hardest jobs to fill In Australia:

Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health Officers are tasked with enforcing health inspecting businesses for health and safety, food hygiene and food standards. They are also responsible for enforcing environmental health laws.


Love working with animals? Australia is a hub of nature and wildlife where you can find some of the most unique and exotic animals on the planet. If you are a licensed Veterinarian and have a taste for Sun, Sea and Sandy Beaches then emigrating to Australia could be the ideal move for you.


Working in the banking industry with a taste for the highlife? You could fit right in at Perth’s beautiful central business district. Australia benefits from a booming economy creating the perfect environment for a thriving banker.


Radiology is the science that uses medical imaging to diagnose and sometimes also treat diseases within the body. Western Australia has an abundance of private and public hospitals all struggling to fill Radiology positions.

General Practitioner

Family Doctors and GPs are the fifth hardest to fill position in the Australian job market. If you are a qualified medical professional you could greatly benefit by emigrating to Australia. Because of Australia’s excellent properties buying and operating your own surgery could become a reality allowing you to the the future of your dreams.

So what does it mean if Australia’s finding it hard to fill these skilled occupations?

If you are blessed with any of the skills on this list and looking to relocate, Australia offers some fantastic opportunities. That you may be eligible to apply for a work visa to Australia under the general skilled migration program. This enables skilled migrants to apply for a relevant visa and if granted, you would be able to secure a permanent work visa.

If like many others you’re still struggling to understand whether you are eligible to emigrate to Australia don’t stress. For more information on Skilled Migration to Australia read our guides or find out about skilled migration visas by contacting one of our migration agents.

We hope you have found this article informative, if you wish to discuss your options for emigrating to Australia then why not fill in our free Australian visa assessment form or speak with one of our MARA approved Australian Migration lawyers in the UK who will also be able to discuss your options. Get more advice on emigrating to Australia on our Emigration blog page.

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