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What is Nomination status for Subclass 491 Visa in Different States of Australia? Find out

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Nov 2019

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The long awaited new regional Visas, i.e. Subclass 491 and 494 have been finally started by Department of Home Affairs, Australia from November 16, 2019. The government has made some important changes in the newly introduced visas which have replaced the old visas, i.e. Subclass 489 and 187 Visa(both repealed now).

However, the interested applicants are still perplexed thing which all states have started accepting application for the new Subclass 491 visa and which all have not. Let's take a look at nomination status for regional visa in various states of Australia.

Nomination Status of subclass 491 Visa

Australian State/Region/Territory Application Status of Subclass 491 visa Date of  Availability
ACT CLOSED from 1st January 2020
NSW CLOSED Will inform shortly
NT CLOSED Monday 9 December 2019
SA CLOSED from the first week in December 2019
VIC OPEN from 9am Monday 18 November 2019
WA CLOSED on 21 November 2019

Also read-Everything you want to know about Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491

Most status are likely to open soon for new Regional visa nomination

Though, most of the Australian states (except Tasmania and Victoria) are closed for new Regional visa applications at the moment, however, all of them are likely to open soon, i.e. in December 2019 or January 2020 for accepting the applications for Subclass 491 Regional Work visa.

Tasmania & Victoria are Accepting applications

At now, Tasmania and Victoria states of Australia has started accepting new applications for Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491. Hence, the interested can apply for the nomination for the said visa in these states.

Western Australia

The Western Australia State of Australia will begin accepting the nomination applications for Subclass 491 visa from 21st November 2019. So, get your documents ready to apply.


The Australian Capital Territory, i.e. Canberra region will start accepting the applications with effect from 1st January 2020.

South Australia

South Australia is likely accept new regional visa application from the first week in December 2019.

New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) will inform shortly as to when it will begin accepting the applications. However, as per reports, some regions of NSW may start accepting the applications with effect from early 2020.

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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