What is the change? Australia has provided a centralised email address for visa sponsors to use when sending notifications required under their sponsorship obligations.

What does the change mean? Beginning 1 January, all notifications sent by email must be sent to Notifications sent by registered mail can be sent to one of the eight physical addresses listed below.

  • Implementation time frame: 1 January 2016.
  • Who is affected: Anyone sponsoring a foreign national on an Australian visa.

Background: Notifications can be sent to the centralised email address or by registered mail to one of these addresses:  


New South Wales Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 9984

Sydney NSW 2001

Victoria Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 241

Melbourne VIC 3001

Queensland Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 9984

Brisbane QLD 4001

Western Australia Sponsor Monitoring

Locked Bag 7

Northbridge WA 6865

South Australia Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 2399

Adelaide SA 5001

Northern Territory Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 864

Darwin NT 0801

Australian Capital Territory Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 717

Canberra ACT 2601

Tasmania Sponsor Monitoring

GPO Box 794

Hobart TAS 7001

Notification must be provided when an event specified in subregulation 2.84(3) occurs. Such events include, but are not limited to, the cessation or expected cessation of the visa holder’s employment; a change in the visa holder’s work duties; a change in the visa holder’s address or contact information; and certain high-level personnel changes at a sponsoring company.

BAL Analysis: Sponsors should take note of the change and make sure that beginning 1 January they send notifications to the appropriate email or physical address. 

This alert has been provided by BAL Australia. For additional information, please contact

MARN: 9683856

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