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     State nominated skilled 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 does not guarantee your visa will be approved by DIBP.

 

If you are nominated you must:

  • commit to living and working in Western Australia for two years upon arrival;
  • complete a settlement survey every six months for this two year period; and
  • bring sufficient funds (for at least three months) into the State to cover settlement costs.

 

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 unable 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

6179 to 6799 

On this visa you can apply for permanent residency after having lived 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

 


Processing time for State nomination applications (days) 30