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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​State skilled nominated visas

To apply for a skilled nominated visa, you must be nominated by a state or territory such as the Government of Western Australia. To be eligible for a Western Australian nomination, you must meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) criteria for the nominated visa and the
Skilled Migration Western Australia criteria for nominations.

Please note that being nominated by Western Australia is not a guarantee that your visa will be approved by DIBP.

If you are nominated, you must:

  • register your arrival with the Settlement Services team​;

  • bring sufficient funds (for at least three months) into the State to cover settlement costs;

  • live and work in Western Australia for two years upon arrival; and

  • complete a settlement survey every six months for this two year period.

 

Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190)

This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of Western Australia.

Information on the application process can be found in the How to apply for State nomination section of the website.

The DIBP criteria for a subclass 190 visa states that you must score at least 60 on your points test. Nomination from a State or territory gives you five points towards your score which is automatically incorporated into your expression of interest in SkillSelect.

For more information on SkillSelect and the points test, visit the DIBP website.

 

Skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)

This is a four year provisional visa for skilled workers who are not able to meet the criteria for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190).

This visa allows you to live in regional Western Australia, outside of Perth. Below are the postcodes for areas which are considered regional in Western Australia.

 

Western Australia
except Perth and
surrounding areas

6041 to 6044

6083 to 6084

6121 to 6126

6200 to 6799 

 

On this visa you can apply for permanent residency after you have lived here for two years and worked for at least one year in regional Western Australia. Information on the application process can be found in the How to apply for State nomination section of the website.

The DIBP criteria for a subclass 489 visa states that you must score at least 60 on your points test. Nomination from a state or territory gives you 10 points towards your score which is automatically incorporated into your expression of interest in SkillSelect.

For more information on SkillSelect and the points test, visit the DIBP website.

 

For occupations which require licensing or registration before you are permitted to work in Western Australia, a positive skills assessment and State nomination does not guarantee that you will meet the licensing or registration requirements of the relevant licensing or registration authority. Those considering applying for Western Australian nomination are advised to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify their suitability for licensing or registration.

 

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