State sponsorship for Australian PR

The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) allows points-tested skilled workers to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residency skilled migration visa for people with an occupation in high demand in Australia’s labour market.
By submitting an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect with details of your nominated occupation, skills and qualifications and if you meet the minimum requirements and if you score high enough, Australian state and territory government agencies will be able to view your EOI and decide if they want to nominate you.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of state nomination are:

  • Priority visa processing with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • You’ll receive 5 points for a 190 – Skilled Nominated visa towards the Department of Home Affairs points test.
  • You’ll receive 10 points for a 489- Skilled Regional Provisional visa towards the Department of Home Affairs points test.
  • Access to a more extensive occupation list.
  • An opportunity to live and work in the state that has nominated you.
What is state nomination?

State nomination helps you to obtain a skilled migration visa from the Australian Government. The State Governments nominates skilled migrants who are willing to live and work in their state and who have the skills and experience required by the state.

To receive State nomination you must have an occupation featured on the State Nominated Occupation List and meet all the state and federal Government’s eligibility requirements. You can see the latest state nomination updates here.

Select a state below to see it’s requirements:

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State and territory requirements

Each state and territory has its own list of occupations, requirements and processes you must follow.

More information about the requirements and processes on how Australian states or territories nominate applicants is available.

Get in touch with your trusted registered Migration Agent in Melbourne and maximise your chances of becoming an Australian permanent resident. Other Temporary to Permanent visa options and how to become an Australian permanent resident: