The SIV Visa requirements are that Investors invest a minimum of AUD5 million into complying and balancing investments as defined by Complying Investment Framework released by Austrade. From 1 July 2015 the Australian Government has changed its investment rules associated with this SIV Visa scheme, by introducing the requirement for SIV investors to invest into specifically defined investments for a minimum of 4 years

At least AUD500,000 in eligible Australian venture capital or growth private equity fund(s) investing in venture capital and private equity
At least AUD1.5 million in an eligible managed fund that invests in emerging companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (“ASX”)
A balancing investment of up to AUD3.0 million in funds that invest in a combination of eligible investments, that include ASX listed companies, Australian bonds or notes, annuities and real property in Australia (subject to the 10% limit on residential real estate).