State Migration Plans

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 Territory5 November 2010
New South Wales3 March 2011
Northern Territory17 November 2010
Queensland8 December 2010
South Australia5 January 2011
Tasmania13 December 2010
Victoria3 November 2010
Western Australia17 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


See: Queensland Government - Work Live Play

South Australia

See: Visa options


See: Migrating to Tasmania


See: State Sponsorship for Victoria

Western Australia

See: Living in Western Australia