Queensland-s 2023-24 Nomination Quota- Updates and Impact
Focus on High-Skilled Migration Amidst Reduced Allocations
The Queensland government has received updated nomination quotas from the Department of Home Affairs for the 2023-24 program year with a total allocation of 1,550 skilled visa nominations, Queensland is faced with a significant decrease from its initial request. This year’s selection criteria will prioritize attracting highly skilled migrants to the state, and adjustments are being considered regarding the program’s opening timeline.
– Subclass 190 allocation: 900
– Subclass 491 allocation: 650
– Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) allocation: 0
The Department of Home Affairs has clarified that reduced quotas result from utilizing the existing pipeline of state-nominated visa applications to meet program year planning levels. Additionally, it has been confirmed that there will be no BIIP nomination allocation across all jurisdictions for the 2023-24 period. While BIIP options are limited, the Global Talent visa with a planning level of 5000 remains open for prospective business clients.