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electrician wanted in australia

Electricians Wanted In Australia

Electricians Wanted In Australia

First published in 2016 this article was updated in 2017, 2018, 2019 and now for 2021

As long as you have your NVQ III / City & Guilds equivalent, the South African (if that’s where you’re from) Red Seal or North American and European equivalents you are an electrician wanted in Australia.

By being one of the select electricians wanted in Australia you are among the top level of potential skilled migrants looking to emigrate and, provided we can assess your skills, you have a great chance of being able to live and work in Australia without restriction on a 189 or 190 Permanent Residency Visa.

Sponsored electrician jobs in Australia

Some electricians wanted in Australia are able to secure TSS employer sponsored visasalthough these are certainly not as popular as they once were.

They are no longer as popular mainly due to the increased hurdles an employer has to jump over to sponsor an electrician to Australia in 2019. These days an electrical employer must turn over their tax returns, have advertised the electricians job for a considerable period of time and sometimes even lodge an amount of money for your eventual repatriation in addition to making a specified investment into the Australian ‘Skilling’ Fund.

Australia electrician jobs

We find that most electrical employers will ask for your visas to be granted first before they’ll offer you the electrician job in Australia.

Finding Australia electrician jobs after your Skills Assessment and Australia Visa tends to be an easy process. People just like you, with differing backgrounds, skills and experience are all electricians wanted in Australia. Our internal electrician jobs service will start work on your behalf before we are even halfway through the immigration procedures.

Electrician work in Australia

Making speculative job applications for electricial work in Australia before you’ve started the process is usually a fruitless and pointless task. Most potential employers will look at your skills and say ‘great, what visa do you have?’




For an example of the most recent electrician jobs in Australia check out our up to date job board. It’s important to note that electrician jobs in Australia for UK citizens are the same opportunities as electrician jobs in Australia for foreigners so it’s very important that you a) realize there is competition from all over the world and b) make sure you search for both during your online research.

As you can see given the amount of regulation surrounding employer sponsored visas in 2017 / 2018 it is unlikely you’ll find an employer sponsored job as an electrician. If you do, it’s rare they will pay for flights and accommodation.

And this isn’t a bad thing!
Here’s why…

On an employer sponsored visa you are always ‘temporary’. This means that should your employment not work out you only have 60 days to find another electrician sponsor or risk being classed as an over stayer. Additionally, if you are moving with a family you will likely have to make a significant contribution to healthcare and education for your children.

In most instances you will still need to do an electrician skills assessment for your TSS visa to get your OTSR and eventual A Grade license.

Permanent residency Visas are by far the most appealing option for Electricians wanted in Australia.

They take a lot more effort but the rewards come back tenfold. Let’s Go! Global have a specialist electrical account manager whose role is to secure your Australia Visa and your Electrical License in Australia.

We have a % success rate with the electricians we work with and leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of your migration. After all, with electricians wanted in Australia we have the flexibility to push forwards with the application until it results in a successful outcome for you and your family.

As an electrician on permanent residency your visa is as permanent as you want to make it. PR lasts initially for five years and during that time if you spend four years in Australia you can apply for a Dual Passport. If you don’t spend four years in country it is possible to extend your PR status for a further 5 years leading to Citizenship and Dual Nationality in this time.

Most importantly though, you remain in control of your own Australian destiny and are not tied to an employer in any way, shape or form. If a job doesn’t work out you are free to leave and find other work. And after your Australian A Grade electrical license is granted you will be free to set up your own business or go self employed as a contractor.

Examples of Electricians Wanted in Australia for Emigration

Domestic electrician
Commercial electrician
Industrial electrician
Offshore electrician
Electrical technician
Electrical engineer

Australia Electrician Salary

electrician in Australia wages are strong and continue to be driven by supply and demand factors i.e. your job is still on the MLTSSL Australian ‘in demand’ list representing a shortage of electricians in Australia with the right skills.

Yes, we see many people complaining about life in Australia as an electrician although we very much doubt they went through the right process to get there. In all likelihood they’ll be working as unqualified electricians even though they may technically have all their certificates from their home country.

If an electrician moves to Australia without a Skills Assessment and Offshore Technical Skills Record they’ll find it hard to secure their eventual A Grade License down under.




The average salary for an electrician in Australia varies from State to State and we find that typically Perth in Western Australia offers the best wages for electricians although the following States employ the most skilled electrical tradies:

New South Wales: 32.2%
Queensland: 19.7%
Victoria: 12.1%

Electricians featured heavily in our recent Australia Tradies earnings list with Western Australia Electricians pulling in around $98 an hour on average. Victoria electricians coin around $88 per hour also which is still an increase for many. It’s also important to remember that these are average rates including the earnings of trainees and unqualified electricians.

Australia Electrical Training
All electricians wanted in Australia initially emigrate on a Provisional Electrical License which we will secure based on your Skills Assessment and OTSR Certificate. When you eventually move to Australia we will help you get quickly established to work towards your A Grade Certificate.

This Certificate requires that you complete modules for the Australian Context and whilst for some people it can take up to a year the majority fly through the required stages and have it granted in a far quicker timeframe.

For more information about emigrating as one of Let’s Go! Global electricians wanted in Australia take our free visa assessment as the first stage for a no nonsense explanation of your eligibility and the process, complete with anticipated costs and timeframes.

Emigrate To Australia with Let’s Go! Global