The Australian Government offers a 2 stage process for Investors to gain Permanent Residence in Australia. Stage 1 is a four year investor visa. You must buy Australian Government Bonds to qualify for the visa. Bonds are purchased at the end of the process (buying bonds is the last part of the process to get the visa, after everything else is approved). Permanent Residence (stage 2) proceeds after you have owned the bonds for 4 years.