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Visa 491 Nomination Status

As of 3 December 2019

OPEN

QLD - Queensland

The entire BSMQ Skilled Program will re-open shorty for both subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas. The exact date of the skilled program re-opening is yet to be confirmed.

OPEN

TAS - Tasmania

Subclass 491 applications are NOW OPEN

CLOSED

NSW - Murray

CLOSED

ACT - Australian Capital Territory

The 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020. The eligibility criteria for 190/491 nomination in 2020 will be published on or before 28 November 2019.

CLOSED

NSW - Riverina

We are not able to provide an exact date when nominations will open until we have received full details of the subclass 491 visa program and authorisation from the NSW State Government.

CLOSED

NSW - Far South Coast

OPEN

VIC - Victoria

Applications for Victorian nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa program will open from 9am Monday 18 November 2019.

OPEN

NT - Northern Territory

Applications for Northern Territory Government nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 and Skilled Nominated visa subclass 190 will close on 16 November 2019 and re-open on Monday 9 December 2019.

CLOSED

NSW - Southern Inland

Due to IT updates and changes, RDA Southern Inland are scheduled to open applications for the Subclass 494 Visa, on the the 28th of November 2019. However we have not scheduled a date to open applications for the 491 Visa Program as of yet.

CLOSED

NSW - Northern Rivers

Applications for Northern Territory Government nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 and Skilled Nominated visa subclass 190 will close on 16 November 2019 and re-open on Monday 9 December 2019.

CLOSED

NSW

NSW will shortly advise when it will open for nominations under the new Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491). 9 Regions participate in the Visa Subclass 491 Regional programme

CLOSED

NSW - Orana

We expect the subclass 491 EOI process will open in mid-late October with a view to submitting our first subclass 491 applications for nomination by NSW State in mid-late November 2019. The exact process, application criteria, occupation list and application form we expect to be similar to the expired subclass 489 procedure, however, this is subject to confirmation.

OPEN

SA - South Australia

Applications for visa Subclass 190 and new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional 491) visa will open from the first week in December 2019.

OPEN

WA - Western Australia

Invitations to apply for WA State nomination under the new 491 visa will commence on 21 November 2019.

CLOSED

NSW - Central West

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489) program has been replaced by the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) program. Registrations for this will open in early 2020.

CLOSED

NSW - Mid North Coast

Local government has not able to provide an exact date when nominations will open until we have received full details of the subclass 491 visa program and authorisation from the NSW State Government.

CLOSED

NSW - Northern Inland

Not a recommendable priority option until we advise that applications are open. The NSW State Government is developing a new program and process for the new 491 visa and cannot be rushed. It now looks possible that nominations for the 491 visa will not begin until January 2020.