States and Territories State Nomination Update

03 Jul


The states and territories below have published updates on their website, with respect to state nominations for Subclass 190 and Subclass 491 visas.

It appears that the states and territories have not yet been provided with their allocations from the Commonwealth Government.


“The Victorian Government’s state nomination program will remain temporarily closed while we await the Commonwealth Government’s allocation of state nomination places for 2020-21. In the meantime, you will not be able to apply for the following state nomination visas:

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa
  • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

The 2020-21 Victorian state nomination program will open at a date to be advised after further advice from the Commonwealth Government. Please check our website news regularly for more information.”


Source: https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/news-events/news/2020/update-to-victorias-subclass-491,-190,-188-and-132-visa-nomination-programs

New South Wales

“NSW is currently closed to applications for nomination under the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

NSW will open to new nominations once the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs provides us with an allocation of positions for 2020-21. Invitation rounds for NSW nomination under the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) will also commence at this time.

At this stage we are unable to advise when this will occur.”


Source: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/visa-and-nomination



“The Australian Government has not yet allocated nomination quotas to the states and territories for the 2020-2021 program year. While applications for state nomination by Tasmania remain open and will continue to be considered, no nominations can be made in SkillSelect until quotas are allocated.

Migration Tasmania currently does not have an indication of the size of the 2020 -2021 nomination quota and cannot guarantee all eligible applicants will be nominated.”


Source: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/news/2020-2021_program_year_update



“BSMQ has been advised by the Department of Home Affairs (HA) that it will not be in a position to open the 2020/21 migration program on 1 July 2020.

As a consequence, BSMQ’s business and skilled migration program will remain closed on 1 July 2020 until further notice. Please note:  BSMQ will not be accepting any Expressions of Interests (EOIs) submitted on Skillselect from 1 July 2020.  We will post an advice on this website, should the situation change.

BSMQ appreciates your patience in these challenging COVID-19 times. We thank you for your commitment to Queensland and look forward to opening the business and skilled migration program as soon as is possible.”


Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/latest-news/bsmq-business-and-skilled-program-remains-closed-on-1-july-2020/


Australian Capital Territory

“The ACT Nomination Program (including the Canberra Matrix) will remain temporarily closed while we await the Commonwealth Government’s allocation of state nomination places for 2020-21.”


Source: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/visas/


South Australia

“Our Skilled and Business Migration programs are scheduled to re-open from early August. This will be dependent on the Commonwealth Government’s allocation of state nomination places for program year 2020-21.”


Source: https://migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/news-releases/program-update


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