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These are the 2023-24 State and Territory Skilled Migration Nomination Allocations

If you’re hoping to secure a long-term future in Australia, skilled migration could be the way to do it. Australia’s Skilled Migration Program is designed to attract international workers who can make significant contributions to the country’s economy and fill skills gaps. For some skilled visas, you must hold a state or territory nomination to be eligible to apply. 

Every year, a set number of nominations are allocated to every state and territory across different visa subclasses – and we know what the allocations are for 2023-24.

Per the Department of Home Affairs, these are the allocations for each state and territory:

State or Territory Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa
ACT 600 600
NSW 2,650 1,500
NT 250 400
QLD 900 650
SA 1,100 1,200
TAS 600 600
VIC 2,700 600
WA 1,500 850
TOTAL 10,300 6,400

The Department of Home Affairs has also released a comprehensive breakdown of the places available for various visa subclasses:

Visa Stream Visa Category 2023-24 Allocations 2022-23 Allocations
Skilled Employer Sponsored 36,825 35,000
Skilled Independent 30,375 32,100
Regional 32,300 34,000
State/Territory Nominated 30,400 31,000
Business Innovation & Investment 1,900 5,000
Global Talent (Independent) 5,000 5,000
Distinguished Talent 300 300
TOTAL 137,100 142,400

It’s also important to note that many state and territory governments have made updates to their skilled migration systems, including Western Australia and Tasmania.

Insider Guides will continue reporting on other updates as they become available.