SA – Invitation Rounds

The Department of Home Affairs allows the South Australia (SA) Government to nominate applicants for the following visa types:

If you are interested in being considered by the SA Government, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) visa SkillSelect. SkillSelect is the program administered by the Department of Home Affairs.

South Australia Eligibility Requirements

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) & Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)

In general, to be eligible to apply for this visa, you must:

  • Be under the age of 45 at the time of nomination;
  • Have a valid skills assessment; and
  • Have an occupation on the South Australia Skilled Occupation List

Both visa subclasses have additional nomination criteria. For more information about additional nomination requirements, see our page on South Australia Skilled Migration Program – 190 and 491 Visa.

Skilled Migration Program

The South Australia Skilled Migration Program has the following streams:

  1. Talent and Innovators Program
  2. Currently working in South Australia (including long-term residents in SA)
  3. International Graduate of South Australia
  4. Offshore Registration of Interest – Critical Skills

To view more detailed information regarding the South Australia Skilled Migration Program, see our page on South Australia Skilled Migration Program – 190 and 491 Visa.

South Australia Skilled Occupation List

To be eligible for South Australia’s Skilled Migration Program, you need to have an occupation on the State Nominated Occupation List. For further information and to view the SA State Nominated Occupation List, see our page on South Australia State Nominated Occupation Lists.

South Australia Offshore Skilled Migration Program

South Australia’s Offshore Skilled Migration Program is open to specific trade and health occupations. The eligibility requirements for this program are higher than applicants who are applying in Australia. You must also have an occupation on the SA Offshore Occupation List. For more information about the eligibility requirements and to see the SA Offshore Occupation List, see our page on South Australia Offshore Occupation List and Requirements.

SA Government Nominations – 2021-22 Program Year

Number of intending migrants who received nominations in February 2022

Visa subclass SA
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 181
Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated 405

 Number of intending migrants who received nominations from the NSW Government from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

Visa subclass SA
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 1,097
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated 2,220

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