WA – Invitation Rounds

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

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

State Nomination Streams

The WA Government State Nomination Migration Program has three streams:

  1. General stream WA SMOL Schedule 1
  2. General Stream WA SMOL Schedule 2
  3. Graduate stream

For more information about the requirements for the Subclass 190 visa, see our page on Western Australia 190 Visa Requirements.

WA Skilled Occupation List

The WA government has just released their occupational lists in July 2021. There are now 3 lists to refer to:

  • Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) – Schedule 1
  • Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) – Schedule 2
  • Graduate Occupation List

To see if your occupation is on the list, see our page here.

English Language Requirements for WA State Nomination

The WA State Nomination Program requires applicants to demonstrate the following English language proficiency dependent on your occupation:

  • ANZSCO Group 1 – Managers or Group 2 – Professionals
    • English language equivalent to IELTS 7
  • All other occupations
    • English language equivalent to IELTS 6

For more detailed information, see our page here.

Current Invitation Round

Invitations for the Western Australia State Nominated Migration Program were issued on 7 and 8 April 2022.

Intending visa subclass SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 1  ​SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 2  SNMP Graduate stream – higher education graduates ​SNMP Graduate stream – vocational education and training graduates
​Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 108 100 86 22
​Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) 62 ​70 42 20

WA Government Nominations – 2021-22 Program Year

Number of intending migrants who received nominations in February 2022

Visa subclass WA
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 0
Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated <20

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

Visa subclass WA
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 1,099
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated 339

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