State by State Summary of State Nominated 190 Visas

In the wake of October’s Federal Budget and pursuant to the recent National Migration Conference, a current summary covering the status of state-nominated subclass 190 visa nominations has been prepared by Australia’s Migration Alliance.

Conveniently published, state-by-state, it provides a handy snapshot of information for agents and applicants alike:

New South Wales

It is anticipated that invitation rounds will shortly commence for subclass 190 visa nominations however, as directed by Department of Home Affairs, NSW will initially restrict invitations to applicants who currently reside in NSW and who work in selected health, ICT and engineering occupations.

Where applicants have an existing valid EOI, it will not be necessary for them to submit a new Expression of Interest in SkillSelect.

Further information:


At present, Victoria continues to operate upon a limited list of occupations. Applicants who, prior to 5pm AEST September 21st 2020, submitted their “Registration of Interest for Victorian State Visa Nomination” via the “Live in Melbourne” website are currently being considered for nomination.

Further details will soon be announced.

South Australia

South Australia will shortly be publishing its occupation list. Ongoing updates are available on the following website:


Tasmania will continue to operate using the interim occupations currently available. In due course, additional occupations are expected to be announced. Further details available on the state’s website:


At present, the BSMQ program remains closed pending finalisation of allocations by the Federal government. Further announcements are anticipated shortly.

BSMQ business and skilled program remains closed on 1 July 2020

Western Australia

The 190 program remains suspended, although it is expected to re-open sometime in October. No further details are currently available but updates are accessible via the following website:

Northern Territory

At this stage, onshore General Skilled Migration (GSM) nomination applications and all Business Investment and Innovation Program nomination applications will continue to be assessed and accepted but no nominations can be issued until the Northern Territory has received its allocation of quotas.

Offshore nominations remain closed.

Australian Capital Territory

The 190 program remains open to applicants who qualify under the Critical Skills list, with a new round of invitations expected on or before October 23rd 2020.

Obviously, in these difficult times, this information remains subject to change without notice. It is therefore of paramount importance to monitor developments and to rely upon professional guidance.

Keeping you informed

In the current environment, immigration law and its evolving parameters can be both complex and confusing but friendly consultation professional assistance is always available.

For more information on this or on any relating issues, contact the migration experts – Sellanes Clark and Associates – specialising in all immigration matters.