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Australia's migration system is designed to address the country's economic and demographic needs. One of the key components of this system is the state nomination and sponsorship program. But what exactly is state nomination, and how does it differ across various Australian states and territories? Let's delve into the details.

What is State Nomination and Sponsorship?

State nomination or sponsorship is a type of visa application where Australian states or territories nominate skilled individuals for a visa. This nomination indicates that the state or territory believes the individual's skills and experience can contribute to their local economy and community. In essence, it's a way for states to attract skilled migrants to areas where they are most needed.

Why is State Nomination Important?

  1. Priority Processing: Visa applications with state nomination often receive priority processing, speeding up the migration process.

  2. Additional Points: For points-tested visas, being nominated by a state can grant applicants additional points, increasing their chances of receiving an invitation to apply for a visa.

  3. Regional Opportunities: State nomination can lead to opportunities in regional areas, which might have different lifestyle benefits and job opportunities compared to metropolitan areas.

Requirements of Different States:

While the overarching principle of state nomination is consistent across Australia, the specific requirements and processes can vary significantly between states and territories. Here's a brief overview:

  1. New South Wales (NSW):

    Requires applicants to be living and working in NSW. Offshore applicant can apply but possibility of invitation is very low.

    Has a specific list of occupations in demand.

    May require a job offer in the nominated occupation.

    For 491 Visa, there are two pathways. More information about the criteria and requirements can be found on here.

  2. Victoria (VIC):

    Applicants must be living in Victoria to apply. Commit to live in regional Victoria after being nominated.

    Has its own priority skilled occupation list for health and teaching occupation

    Other occupation on MTSSL STSOL and ROL list are eligible to apply

    For 491 Visa, there are two pathways. More information about the criteria and requirements, please read more here.

  3. Queensland (QLD):

    Prioritizes individuals who have job offers in regional areas.

    Has a unique pathway for small business owners.

    Requires certain financial assets for business visas.

    Occupations on MTSSL STSOL and ROL list are eligible to apply. Separate occupation list for offshore applicants. More details here.

  4. Western Australia (WA):

    Invitations are equally ranked for candidates from both Interstate and Overseas;

    Candidates with occupations in WA sectors facing a high demand for skilled workers receive priority invitations;

    Candidates invited through a WA building and construction sector occupation (as listed on the WA State nomination Occupation lists) have lesser employment prerequisites.

    Has two streams- General Stream and Graduate Stream. General stream has two pathways. Graduate stream is for international student studying in WA. Each stream has separate occupation list. More information on WA 491 requirements, visit our dedicated page.

  5. South Australia (SA):

    Has 6 nomination stream

    Has provisions for international graduates of South Australia.

    Requires applicants to be living and working in SA.

    For more info about SA nomination process, please visit the summary page here.

  6. Tasmania (TAS):

    Has 6 nomination pathway.

    Offers nominations for individuals who have studied in Tasmania.

    Has a specific list of occupations under Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway.

    Please visit TAS Government website about details on all 6 nomination pathway.

  7. Australian Capital Territory (ACT):

    Prioritizes occupations on the ACT Critical Skills List.

    Requires residency in Canberra for a certain period.

    May have specific requirements for business owners.

    More info you can access our page on ACT nomination.

  8. Northern Territory (NT):

    Focuses on onshore applications.

    Has its own skilled occupation list for offshore applicants

    There is Financial capacity requirement for offshore applicants.

    For Onshore applicants, occupations on MTSSL STSOL and ROL list are eligible to apply.

    Emphasizes the need for skills that support the local economy.

    Visit NT Government dedicate page here for more info.


State nomination and sponsorship play a crucial role in Australia's migration system, allowing states and territories to address their unique economic and demographic challenges. For potential migrants, understanding the specific requirements of each state can be the key to a successful visa application and a new life in Australia. Whether you're a skilled professional, a recent graduate, or a business owner, there's likely a state nomination pathway that's right for you.

To learn more about 491 visa, please visit our page on 491 Visa

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