State & Territory nominations Temporarily CLOSED

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2 July 2020

The State & Territory nomination program will remain temporarily CLOSED until the Commonwealth Government allocation of state nomination places for 2020-21 takes place. This means that State & Territory governments have no ability to nominate applicants in the 190 and 491 visa programs.

The GSM 2020/21 program year is scheduled to re-open from early August however, changes to the composition of the Australian Migration program might be made in October under the new budget.

Due to COVID-19, the date for Federal Budget 2020-2021 has been delayed by the Federal Government – it will be handed down in Parliament on 6 October. The Federal Treasurer has advised that he will provide an update on the economic and fiscal outlook on 23 July.

NT: Currently open. We are assuming that no nominations will be issued until the grant of a new quota. New eligibility criteria in place for all applicants. Closed for offshore applicants.

WA: Currently open. No updates yet from state authority. We are assuming that no nominations will be issued until the grant of a new quota.

NSW: Applications are open for 190 visas, closed for 491 visas. No nominations will be made until the allocation of new quota.

TAS: Application is open, but no nomination will be made until the quota is received.

VIC: State nomination applications are temporarily closed. You can still lodge an EOI and then lodge the state nomination application once the new quota is allocated. 

SA: Applications closed until early August. Will re-open subject to allocation of new quota. 

ACT: Program to be temporarily closed until the quota received from the DHA.

QLD: Currently closed. Will reopen upon the allocation of new quota.

If you would like assistance with your 190& 491 visa application for the states with open nomination you can book a visa consultation with Preeti D’silva (MARN 0530747). Visit or ring +61 415 419 414.


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