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Australia State and Territory nomination allocations for Program year 2020-21

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Jan 2021

Australia State and Territory nomination allocations for Program year 2020-21 The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has revealed the details of its State & Territory wise nomination allocations for the program year 2020-21. For the Migration Program 2020-21, nomination allocations have been made available to States and Territories in the below visa categories:

  • Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
Australian States and Territories evaluate the eligible candidates against a criterion distinctive to their jurisdiction.

State-wise Nomination allocation

The federal government of Australia has allocated the highest number of nomination places for the Subclass Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190, i.e. 11,852 nominations (including nomination allocation to all state/territories of Australia). The DHA allocated total 9,781 nominations for Subclass 491 visa, while 6,660 nominations allocated for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP).
Also read- How to apply for Subclass 190 visa- Find out the process, requirements and point system
Australian State and Territory nominated visa allocations

State Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
ACT 702 598 30
NSW 3,550 2,800 2,200
VIC 2,500 1,043 1,750
QLD ?1,000 1,250 1,200
NT 500 500 75
WA 1,100 340 360
SA 1,500 1,850 1,000
TAS 1,000 1,400 45
Total 11,852 9,781 6,660

The state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia received the highest number of nominations for all three categories, i.e. Subclass 190 visa (3,550), Subclass 491 Visa (2,800) and the Business Innovation and Investment Program (2,200) followed by the state of Victoria and South Australia.

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