The Department of Home Affairs allows the Victoria (VIC) Government to nominate applicants for the following visa types:
- Skilled Work Regional Visa (Provisional) – Subclass 491
- Skilled Nominated Visa (Permanent) – Subclass 190
If you are interested in being considered by the VIC Government, you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) visa SkillSelect. SkillSelect is the program administered by the Department of Home Affairs.
Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program is now open
Onshore and offshore applicants can apply
In addition to applicants living in Victoria, Victoria will also be selecting applicants living outside Australia for the subclass 190 visa in all eligible occupations.
For the subclass 491 visa in addition to applicants living in Victoria, applicants living offshore can apply, noting Victoria are currently prioritising health occupations for subclass 491 visa nomination.
More eligible occupations
All occupations on the relevant Department of Home Affairs occupation list are now eligible, and applicants are no longer required to be using STEMM skills and working in a target sector to apply. For further information on the new eligibility requirements, see:
Last year’s invitations
General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to apply to be considered for selection for a Victorian skilled visa nomination, you must meet the following criteria:
- Living in Victoria (subclass 491 applicants must live and work in regional Victoria)
- Working in Victoria using STEMM skills
- Working in a target sector
For further information about the eligibility requirements for the Subclass 190 and Subclass 491 visa pathways, see our page on Victoria Skilled Visa Nomination Program – 190 and 491 Visa.
Victoria Occupation List
The Victoria Occupation List is a list of 108 occupations that is used by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment as STEMM occupations. Please note having an occupation on the below list does not mean you will be invited by the Victorian government to apply for a 491/190 visa. Please read in conjunction with Victoria Skilled Migration Nomination Requirements 2021 – 2022 (190 and 491 visa).
English Language Requirements
The Victorian Skilled Migration Program requires that all applicants have an English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0. For further information about the English language tests and requirements, see our page on English Language Requirements for Victoria State Nomination.
Workforce Skills Pathways
Skill gaps in Victoria are addressed through local training and recruitment. In certain instances, industries may require migration to quickly supplement the number of skilled professionals available. Therefore, the Victorian Government has introduced the Workforce Skills Pathways for those people working in certain occupations to apply for Victorian nomination. For more information about the Workforce Skills Pathways, see our page on Alternative Pathways to Obtain 190 or 491 Visa Victoria.
VIC Government Nominations – 2021-22 Program Year
Number of intending migrants who received nominations in February 2022
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||584|
|Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated||171|
Number of intending migrants who received nominations from the ACT Government from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022
|Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)||2,101|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated||426|