On 24 August 2023, the Department announced  the nomination allocations to each State or Territory for FY 2023/2023 for subclass 190 visa and subclass 491 visas.

The Department of Home Affairs has finally released the nomination allocations for skilled visas for program year 2023/2024.

allocations for skilled visa

What are nomination allocations?

The Migration Program settings grant states and territories nomination allocations across various visa categories. Notably, the categories include the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491), and Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP). Each state and territory then employs unique criteria to assess and choose eligible applicants to nominate under their jurisdiction.

For more information about the nomination allocations for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP), you can read our article here: FY 2023-2024 State Territory nomination allocations for Business and Investment visas

The allocation of nominations signifies the maximum number of new primary applicants that a state or territory can nominate within a program year. While these allocations account for new applications, they also integrate into the existing caseload for the aforementioned visa categories.

Allocations for Skilled visas in FY 2023/2024

Let’s take a closer look at the 2023-24 state and territory nomination allocations for the two skilled visas:

州/省 Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa
ACT 600 600
NSW 2,650 1,500
NT 250 400
QLD 900 650
SA 1,100 1,200
TAS 600 600
VIC 2,700 600
WA 1,500 850
Total 10,300 6,400

If you’re considering applying for a skilled visa, it’s crucial to comprehend the intricacies of these allocations. These figures can influence your decision-making process and strategy for a successful visa application.

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