State Sponsorship Updates from TAS, NSW, VIC, and ACT


Tasmania added 3 new occupations to their Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL):

  • ICT Business Analysts (261111)

  • Speech Pathologist (252712)

  • Sales and Marketing Manager (131112)

Occupations on the TSOL are available for skilled regional (provisional) s/c 489 visas.


The region 'Southern Inland NSW' has temporarily suspended applications for skilled regional (provisional) s/c 489 visas from the following occupations:

  • Registered Nurses and Midwives

  • All ICT occupations

On the 1st November the decision to suspend above occupations will be reassessed.


Due to the limited number of places available, the ACT s/c 190 sponsorship program continues to remain closed for overseas applicants. Applicants, who are already residing in the ACT will still be assessed on a case by case basis. To date no decision has been made whether or not the program will be reopened for overseas applicants.


Victoria will continue to apply the restricted 'invitation only' application pathway for all occupations in the following three industry groups:

  • Information & Communication Technology,

  • Building & Engineering

  • Nursing

For more information on Victoria's state news please see our earlier blog post

For more information, feel free to contact our registered migration agent for an obligation free consultation.