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State Nomination

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If you are applying for a Subclass 190 or Subclass 491, you will need to receive State or Territory Government nomination.

The Commonwealth Government has provided an unexpected and substantial reduction in visa nomination allocations for the 190 and 491 migration program for 2023-24.

The state and territory government nominations are not linked to the Department’s invitation rounds, for the Subclass 189 Independent category,  and occur independently.

The Commonwealth Government has not provided any nomination places for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in 2023–24.

Business or investor migrants who already hold a provisional visa (subclass 188) can apply for nomination for the extension stream or permanent (subclass 888) visa in 2023–24 as these are not subject to a cap.

Below are the allocations for the 2023-24 Migration Program.

State Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)*
ACT 600 600 0
NSW 2,650 1,500 0
NT 250 400 0
QLD 900 650 0
SA 1,100 1,200 0
TAS 600 600 0
VIC 2,700 600 0
WA 1,500 850 0
10,300 6,400 0


Information about applying for state and/or territory nomination can be found at the respective state/territory government agencies’ websites:

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