The program places for the States and Territories nomination programs have been drastically reduced for the 2023-24 program year.  There are variations in the way each state or territory authority is handling its allocation. The following table should show how. One should check the application criteria on the specific state or territory website before lodging applications. 

NT650250400190 – Not open 491 – Open – Applications will be assessed under new eligibility criteria: – Priority occupation stream for offshore applications will be limited to 54 occupations listed on the new Offshore Migration Occupation List NT residents who have not worked in their nominated/related occupation for at least six months in the NT will only be considered if they have been working in the NT for six months in a critical sector (health, aged, disabled care, education and childcare, hospitality) NT graduates who hold sc 485 visa valid till at least 1 July 2024, or are eligible for such visa will not be eligible for nomination in this program year
 NSW4,1502,6501,500190 – Open – limited invitations and occupational sectors 491 – Not open – Details on the criteria and application process for the 2023-24 program year will be updated shortly
 ACT1,200600600Open – Next invitation round will be held before 20 November 2023
 WA2,3501,500850Open – WA state nominations lodged before 1 July 2023 will be assessed against the 2022-23 criteria
 TAS1,200600600Open – ROIs submitted before 1 July 2023 will remain valid for the 2023-24 program year New minimum eligibility requirements apply to ROIs and applications submitted from 5 July 2023
 VIC3,3002,700600Open – to be eligible for sc 491 nomination in the 2023-24 program, onshore applicants must be living and working in regional VIC at the time of nomination. As a result of this change, ROI’s submitted in 2022-23 year that were not invited, will need to submit a new ROI if still eligible
 QLD1,550900650Open – Will begin inviting selected applicants from end of September 2023, and hold invitation rounds at the end of each month for the remainder of financial year
 SA2,3001,1001,200Open -SA will prioritise the retention of international graduates and temporary visa holders Experienced overseas workers with skills in high demand in SA such as Trades, Construction, Defence, Health, Education, Natural and Physical Science and Social and Welfare Professionals will be targeted

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