State and Territory Governments can nominate skilled migrants who hold desirable skills and work experience in select occupations to live and work in their state or territory. States and Territories assess eligible applicants against criteria that is unique to their jurisdiction.

The program provides skilled migrants with a pathway to permanent residency in the following visa categories:

  • Skilled – Nominated (sub​class 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)

The Australian Government has announced the State and Territory nominated visa allocations for the 2022-23 Migration program year.

State Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa
ACT 800 1,920
NSW 7,160 4,870
NT 600 840
QLD 3,000 1,200
SA 2,700 3,180
TAS 2,000 1,350
VIC 9,000 2,400
WA 5,350 2,790
Total ​30,610 18,550


The ACT, Tasmania and Victoria have now officially opened their skilled migration program.

The remaining States and Territories are expected to follow in the upcoming months.

To discuss pathways to migration in Australia, please contact us to book a consultation with our registered Migration Agents.