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South Australia’s 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is Now Open

Are you looking to live somewhere with a warm, Mediterranean climate, excellent job opportunities, and a thriving festival and events scene? Then South Australia should be your pick, and their Skilled Migration program just opened!

On 25 August 2022, Move to South Australia announced the opening of the 2022-23 Skilled & Business Migration program. South Australia’s nomination allocation is 5,880 places in the General Skilled Migration program. South Australia offers two visa options for skilled migrants that provide pathways to permanent residency. These are the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), which is a permanent visa allowing you to stay in South Australia indefinitely, and the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491), which can allow you to live and work in South Australia for up to five years.

Read more: Visa allocations under Australia’s Migration Program 2022-23

South Australia’s Skilled Migration Occupation List

There is an enormous range of occupations on South Australia’s Skilled Migration Occupation List in a range of industries – search for your occupation here.

Offshore applicants for the General Skilled Migration program

South Australia will increase its nominations of offshore skilled migrants in 2022-23. This is in order to make entry to the South Australian labour market faster, due to urgent skills shortages.

To do this, South Australia will select offshore applicants to apply for state nomination from those who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. Offshore applicants will not need to lodge a Registration of Interest (ROI) for this year’s program. South Australia will be nominating offshore applicants from over 470 occupations on South Australia’s Skilled Migration Occupation List here. To be eligible, ensure all the information in your SkillSelect EOI is up to date and you have selected South Australia as your first preferred state or territory to move to in Australia.

Onshore applicants for the General Skilled Migration program

Eligible onshore applicants will be able to apply directly for nomination to the General Skilled Migration program in the following streams, including:

  • South Australian Graduates
  • Working in South Australia
  • Outer Regional South Australia
  • Long Term Residents

Make sure you consult a Registered Migration Agent if you have any questions about migration to Australia.

Read more: What is General Skilled Migration and State Nomination?