NSW State Nomination

NSW State Migration Program 2023-2024

New South Wales (NSW) has opened up its invitation rounds for the Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) and is no longer relying on specific occupation groups, instead it’s adopting a sector-focused strategy to meet the demands of the skills shortages and job market within New South Wales.

The priority sectors that have been identified are:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture

Whilst Expression of Interests (EOIs) are still being considered from those candidates not in the above sectors; it will only be for those who are highly ranked.

Skilled Invitation Rounds for NSW

There is no pre-determined schedule for when this occurs.

The selection criteria is evaluated on several factors including your points score and skilled work experience.  The higher the points you have, the more attractive you’ll be to New South Wales.

NSW nomination is competitive and attracts a large number of applications; therefore, you must try to increase your points to maximise the chance of being nominated.

Invitations for NSW nomination remain at the sole discretion of the NSW Government.

Basic Criteria

To be eligible for NSW state nomination, applicant must:

  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Have a positive skills assessment in an eligible occupation on the skilled occupation list 
  • Have at least competent level of English
  • Be currently residing in NSW and have continuously done so for a minimum six months. NSW will not invite applicants who are currently residing in another Australian state or territory
  • Offshore applicants must have continuously resided offshore for the past six months
  • Skilled employment that is officially recognised and is post qualification

NSW Allocations for 2023-2024

Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) – 2650 (down from 4510 in previous financial year)

Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) – 600 (down from 1320 in previous financial year)

Fees for NSW Nomination

A non-refundable application fee of A$330 (including GST) applies if applying from within Australia.  Or A$300, if applying from outside Australia.

Each Regional Development Association sets their own fees.

Migration Downunder fees depends on the individual circumstances of the applicant.

How Migration Downunder Can Assist You

We believe in straightforward advice, to get you the results.  We will be honest with you about your prospects and what you need to do to improve your chance of selection and eventually achieve your visa.

Let us guide you to achieve your goal of living and working in Australia by finding the best pathway that suits your individual circumstances.

Book Your Appointment 

Before any immigration advice can be provided, we must hold an initial consultation which will attract a fee of $385.

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