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All States Updates 190/491 - December 2022

In this blog, we will talk about All States and Territories regarding 190 and 491 Visas.


We discuss the following topics in this blog:

  1. How many seats are allocated for All states and Territories?

  2. Which States got the highest number of additional seats for 190 visas?

  3. Which states did not receive additional seats?


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

ACT

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Additional Seats

190

800

2025

1225

491

1920

2025

105

2720

4050

1330

The first State is ACT.


ACT has been allocated 1330 additional seats recently, and since ACT has been allocated more seats for 190 visa, we may see 190 invitations with lower matrix points in the coming months.


NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW

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Additional Seats

190

7160

9108

1948

491

4870

6168

1298

12030

15276

3246

NSW has been allocated additional 3246 places and has now got 9108 places for 190 and 6168 places for 491 visas. In their recent update, previously published points scores and work experience guides for the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) have been removed due to the increased availability of the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) by the Department of Home Affairs.


If you are applying for NSW 491 Pathway 2 in which, you need to be invited to apply by Investment NSW.


For this pathway, minimum point scores and years of skilled work experience do not apply.


NORTHERN TERRITORY

NT

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Additional Seats

190

600

600

0

491

840

1400

560

1440

2000

560


NT has been allocated 560 extra seats for 491 nominations and has 600 seats for 190 for this financial year. Northern Territory is open for offshore applicants and has three streams for offshore applicants:

  • Priority Occupation Stream

  • NT Family Stream

  • NT Job Offer Stream


QUEENSLAND

QLD

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Additional Seats

190

3000

3000

0

491

1200

2000

800

4200

5000

800

Migration Qld has not been given a lot of extra seats. No extra seats have been given for 190, and for 491, only 800 EXTRA seats have been allocated. So far, we have seen very slow invites from Qld, and we hope to see more invites after Christmas, especially for the 491 nominations.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SA

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Additional Seats

190

2700

2700

0

491

3180

5300

2120

5880

8000

2120

In a recent update on their website, SA announced their new allocation of 8000 places and mentioned that their program would continue to nominate General Skilled Migration (GSM) applicants in all streams, including offshore. We hope to see many invites for a 491 visa in the new year with additional 2120 places.


TASMANIA

TAS

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Additional Seats

190

2000

2000

0

491

1350

2250

900

3350

4250

900

Tasmania has been allocated 900 extra places for a 491 visa. The new Migration Tasmania Application Gateway is now open for registrations of interest and applications for skilled visa nomination from Tasmania. Anyone seeking Tasmanian nomination for a subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional or subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa must now first register in the Application Gateway. They have also clarified that to claim gold or green attributes related to employment, the role must be skilled ANZSCO Skill Level 1, 2, or 3. Some priority attributes related to pay and salary have also been added recently.


VICTORIA

VIC

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Additional Seats

190

9000

11500

2500

491

2400

3400

1000

11400

14900

3500

Victoria has received the highest number of places for the 190 visa program. The state has been given 2500 additional seats for 190 and 1000 additional seats for 491 visas recently. We have seen many invites from Victoria for all occupations and hope to see a lot more in the new year.


The next nomination selection round for Victoria will take place in January 2023.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA

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Additional Seats

190

5350

5350

0

491

2790

2790

0

8140

8140

0

Western Australia has not been given any additional seats and has a total of 8140 seats for this financial year. We have noticed that the State has recently issued 5000 invites and has already sent about 16000 invites for this year. This may have happened because many invites would have been wasted, and applicants may not have lodged nomination applications for many previous invites.


If you have any questions in regard to Australian migration, please get in touch with us.


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