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All States Updates 190/491 - February 2023

This blog will cover All States AND Territories updates regarding 190 and 491 visas.


We will look at the number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022. Please note that this number does not include the pre-invitations that the states have recently issued.


NEW SOUTH WALES


NSW conducted two invitation rounds in January, the first on 10 January and another on 25 January. Many occupations with a total of 65 points received invitations for 190 visas. We have yet to see many invites for the 491 visa from NSW. Considering NSW has so many seats left, we should see many invites at minimum points from NSW.

NSW

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

9108

2375

6733

491

6168

871

5297

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


South Australia has also been issuing many invitations for 190 and 491 visas.

SA

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2700

1512

1188

491

5300

2846

2454

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


ACT has a total of 2691 nomination places left. They have 1584 places left for 190 visas and 1107 for 491 visas. They plan to issue 301 nominations per month for 190 and 211 nominations for 491 visas. We have received the updated data from their website.

ACT

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2025

411

1584

491

2025

855

1107

NORTHERN TERRITORY

NT

Total Sets

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

600

298

302

491

1400

297

1103

QUEENSLAND


Due to the increased number of 189 invites issued by the Department of Home Affairs, Migration Queensland sent an email to all Registered Migration Agents notifying them to lodge a priority processing application for the clients who meet the eligibility for their nomination and will be able to lodge a decision-ready application. The priority processing was only available for applicants applying under the Skilled Worker's Pathway. We have already seen many invites from Migration Queensland after applying for the priority processing for our clients.

QLD

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

3000

712

2288

491

2000

472

1528

TASMANIA


Tasmania has recently updated some of its criteria to provide more flexibility for applicants committed to living in Tasmania. If you live in Tasmania and even meet one of the priority attributes, consider applying for their nomination.

TAS

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2000

931

1069

491

2250

565

1685

VICTORIA


Victoria has conducted an invitation round almost every two weeks and sent many invites for 190 and 491 visas. We have received many invites at 75 points for a 190 nomination for many IT occupations. All information in your Registration of interest must be correct, as your nomination application may be refuse for the following reasons:

  • You do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

  • You cannot provide sufficient evidence for the claims made in your Registration of Interest, including estimated annual earnings, partner points, or residence in Victoria.

  • You provide false or misleading information.

  • You do not respond to our requests for further information promptly.

If your application is refused, you cannot submit a new application for six months. This is to prevent a repeat and low-quality applications.

VIC

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

11500

4105

7395

491

3400

1082

2318

WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Western Australia has been sending out many invites. Still, the number of nomination approvals is less as many applicants are either not eligible or are getting invited twice if they have multiple EOI's in the system. The processing time for Western Australia to approve the nomination is about 4-6 weeks, and applicants living there are getting invited at low points.

WA

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

5350

830

4520

491

2790

420

2370

These are all our updates from all the States and Territories. If you have any questions about Australian migration, please contact us.

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