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All States Updates 190/491 - April 2023

In this blog, we will cover the latest updates on 190 and 491 visas across all States and Territories.


We will look at the number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from 1st July 2022 to 31st March 2023.


Please note that this number does not include the pre-invitations that the states have recently issued.


Please also note that Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia have recently made some minor adjustments in their 190 and 491 quotas.



NEW SOUTH WALES


We have seen many invitations from NSW for both 190 and 491 visas. They have invited some occupations with a total of 65 points. According to the Department of Home Affairs website data, NSW still has 1034 seats left for 190 visas and 4114 seats for 491 visas. Considering that NSW has so many seats left, we should see many invites at minimum points from NSW.

NSW

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

9108

8074

1034

491

6168

2054

4114


SOUTH AUSTRALIA


South Australia has also been issuing many invitations for 190 and 491 visas. As per the Department of Home Affairs website data, SA still has 492 seats left for 190 visas and 1075 seats left for 491 visas. We have also seen many invites under the 0uter regional SA stream where you do not need to work in your nominated occupation as long as you live and work in the outer regional South Australia.

SA

Previous Seats

Updated Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2700

3000

2508

492

491

5300

5800

4725

1075


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


ACT has 982 places left for 190 visas and 741 for 491 visas.

ACT

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2025

1043

982

491

2025

1284

741


NORTHERN TERRITORY


Northern Territory still has 102 seats left for 190 visas and 824 seats for 491 visas. Given that they have many more seats left for the 491 visas, we should also see many offshore invites from Northern Territory.

NT

Total Sets

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

600

498

102

491

1400

576

824


QUEENSLAND


Due to the increased number of 189 invites issued by the Department of Home Affairs, Migration Queensland sent an email to all applicants notifying them to lodge a priority processing application for the clients who meet the eligibility for their nomination and will be able to lodge a decision-ready application. We have already seen many invites from Migration Queensland after applying for the priority processing for our clients. Migration Queensland still has 1412 seats left for 190 visas and 956 seats for 491 visas. Given that they have almost half the total quota left, we should see many invitations for visa subclasses 190 and 491 from Migration Queensland.

QLD

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

3000

1588

1412

491

2000

1044

956


TASMANIA


Tasmania has recently updated some of its criteria to provide more flexibility for applicants committed to living in Tasmania. If you live in Tasmania and even meet one of the priority attributes, consider applying for their nomination. Tasmania still has 717 seats left for 190 visas and 731 seats for 491 visas. We have also noticed the quick processing of the nomination applications from Tasmania.

TAS

Previous Seats

Updated Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

2000

2150

1433

717

491

2250

2100

1369

731


VICTORIA


Victoria has conducted an invitation round almost every two weeks and sent many invites for 190 and 491 visas. Victoria offers fast-track visa nominations for health sector-related and teaching occupations.


Victoria still has 3243 seats left for 190 visas and 148 seats for 491 visas.

VIC

Previous Seats

Updated Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

11500

12900

9657

3243

491

3400

2000

1852

148


WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Western Australia still has 2562 seats left for 190 visas and 1429 seats for 491 visas.


The processing time for Western Australia to approve the nomination is about 10-12 weeks, and applicants living there are getting invited at low points.

WA

Total Seats

Used Seats

Seats Left

190

5350

2788

2562

491

2790

1361

1429


So these were all our updates from all the States and Territories. If you have any questions in regards to Australian migration, please get in touch with us.


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