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Australia Granted over 140,000 Visas in 2019-20- Likely to retain target of 160,000 for 2020-21

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 19, Sep 2020

Australia Granted over 140,000 Visas in 2019-20- Likely to retain target of 160,000 for 2020-21 The government of Australia has released the detailed results of migration program year 2019-20. As per this detailed report, Australia invited total 140,366 migrants in the last program year.

This report includes the details of all key visa streams of the land down under, i.e. Skills Stream, regional stream, family stream, etc. Let us find out the further details of previous program year.

Program year 2019-20 Outcome

Out of the total granted visas in the program year 2019-20, seventy percent (i.e. 95, 843) were granted via Skilled stream. This include the visas issued under Subclass 189 (12,986), Subclass 190 (21,495), Subclass 491 (23,372) and employer sponsored visa, etc.

Stream and Category Outcome
Skilled Independent 12,986
State/Territory Nominated 21,495
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional 8,372
Skilled Work Regional 15,000
Employer Sponsored 29,261
Business Innovation and Investment 4,420
Global Talent 4,109
Distinguished Talent 200
Total Skill Streams 95,843

Australia issued 41,961 visas under the Family program; this comprise 37,118 Partner visas. A good share of permanent visas went to the temporary visa holders in Australia, who transitioned to permanent residency.

Family stream:

Partner 37,118
Parent 4,399
Other Family 444
Family Total 41,961
Special Eligibility 81
Child 2,481

The government also granted 13,171 visas under the Humanitarian Program in the program year 2019-20, this comprise 4,765 visas (i.e. 45 per cent) for the individuals, who were referred for settlement in regional areas.


Offshore visas

Refugee category visas 6,422
Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) visas 5,099
Offshore visas total 11,521
Onshore visa ?
Onshore visas total 1,650
Total Humanitarian Program 2019-20 13,171

The Government of Australia issued total 1,40,366 visas in Migration Program 2019-20.

The size and structure of the 2020-21 Migration and Humanitarian programs will be considered in view of the current Covid-19 situation and declared as part of the Budget process in October month.

However, as per the earlier intimation, the government may retain the immigration target of 1,60,000 immigrants, this year as well.

To confirm the latest immigration status in Australia and apply for relevant visa, i.e. Skilled visa, PR Visa, family sponsored visa, etc. in Australia, you may contact our Australia migration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or drop us an E-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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