State and Territory governments may nominate visa applicants who have an occupation that is in shortage in their particular State or Territory. Applicants should check the websites of each State or Territory government to see if their occupation is on their skills shortage list.
The visa to apply for under State Nomination is Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190).
To be able to lodge a valid application for this visa you need to first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. You can do this in or outside Australia.
If you are nominated by a state or territory and meet the basic requirements for this visa, you will then receive an invitation to apply.
There are basic requirements you must meet to apply for this visa. You must:
- be invited to apply
- be younger than 50 years of age when you are invited to apply
- nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant skilled occupation list
- have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation
- have at least competent English
- score at least 60 on the points test
- meet the health and character requirements.
State and Territory governments who may offer nomination are:
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- Australian Capital Territory
Nomination from a State or Territory government does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship against a number of visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.