Changes in South Australia-s General Skilled Migration Program for 2023-24

Changes in South Australia’s General Skilled Migration Program for 2023-24

Significant Reduction in Visa Nomination Allocations

South Australia has received unexpected news from the Commonwealth Government regarding its General Skilled Migration (GSM) program for the 2023-2024 period. The allocation of visa nominations has seen a substantial decrease, marking a significant shift from the previous year.

Key Points:

Nomination Allocations: In contrast to the 8,800 places allocated in the previous year, South Australia has been granted only 2,300 nomination places for its GSM program this year.

  • Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa: 1,100
  • Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa: 1,200
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP): 0


Despite the reduction, South Australia remains committed to supporting its priority industries. The emphasis will be on attracting skilled migrants in sectors critical to the state’s growth, such as Health and Defence.

More details about the 2023-24 GSM program will be revealed soon. Additionally, pending GSM applications from the 2022-23 financial year are expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.

Similar to all states and territories, South Australia has not received any nomination places for the BIIP for the 2023-24 period.

Individuals with a provisional visa (subclass 188) can apply for nomination for the extension stream or permanent (subclass 888) visa in 2023-24, as these categories are not subject to a cap.


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