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State Migration Plans

Professionals and Other Skilled Migrants

State Migration Plans have been introduced to allow individual states and territories to sponsor General Skilled Migration applicants under a broad range of occupations to fill skills shortages within their local labour markets.

The State Migration Plans specify which occupations state and territory governments can nominate applicants under and specify the number of visas that will be granted as part of this program.
See:
State Migration Plans Fact Sheet ( 94KB PDF file)
State Migration Plans – Frequently Asked Questions ( 65KB PDF file)

State Migration Plans that have commenced

The following table lists the implementation date of the State Migration Plans for each state and territory.


State Date
Australian Capital Territory 5 November 2010
New South Wales 3 March 2011
Northern Territory 17 November 2010
Queensland 8 December 2010
South Australia 5 January 2011
Tasmania 13 December 2010
Victoria 3 November 2010
Western Australia 17 December 2010

Contact details

Applicants who have not yet lodged a visa application and who want to obtain nomination from a state or territory government should contact that government directly. Applicants can contact the state and territory governments through the following websites.

Australian Capital Territory

See: ACT Nomination Opportunities

New South Wales

See: Visa and migration

Northern Territory

See: Business and Skilled Migration

Queensland

See: Queensland Government - Work Live Play

South Australia

See: Visa options

Tasmania

See: Migrating to Tasmania

Victoria

See: State Sponsorship for Victoria

Western Australia

See: Living in Western Australia

Last reviewed Tuesday 19 November 2013

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