Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he's confident international students and skilled workers would be able to travel to Australia 'sooner rather than later'.
He said the federal government was working on bringing back overseas students to the country, with talks under way with states and territories.
The comments come as his NSW counterpart Dominic Perrottet announced plans to restart the international student sector in the state once key vaccination targets were reached.
'We will be bringing back international students in due course and we've been discussing that with the NSW government and it's something we've been thinking about internally,' Mr Frydenberg told major businesses in an online address on Friday.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the federal government was working on bringing back overseas students to