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.
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.
|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|
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
ACT Nomination Opportunities
New South Wales
Visa and migration
Business and Skilled Migration
See: Queensland Government - Work Live Play
Migrating to Tasmania
State Sponsorship for Victoria
Living in Western Australia