South Australia Skilled & Business Migration nomination allocations for 2023-24

South Australia Skilled & Business Migration nomination allocations for 2023-24

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The nomination allocation for South Australia s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program for the program year 2023-2024 is set at 2,300 places. It indicates a notable decrease from the previous year s 8,800 places (2022-2023). However, the practice of allotting nominations in phases has been employed before, hence, the additional places may be allocated later in the program year.

Immigration SA is actively planning how to support South Australia s key industries with these limited positions, chiefly in critical sectors like Health and Defence. Thorough information regarding the GSM program for 2023-24 will be imminent, and pending GSM applications from the 2022-23 financial year will be processed in the weeks to come. The SA will not get any nomination places for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in the imminent 2023-24 period, aligning with other states and territories.

For business or investor migrants presently holding a provisional visa (subclass 188), there is an opportunity to apply for nomination for the extension stream or the permanent (subclass 888) visa in 2023-24, as these categories are not subject to quotas.

Migration to South Australia offers an striking Place for living and working, providing promising career prospects and an enriched lifestyle. Skilled migrants may be eligible for state nomination, which improves their eligibility for a skilled migration visa granted by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia. Two options for state-nominated skilled migration visas are available:

  • Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190): This permanent visa allows skilled migrants nominated by the state to live and work in South Australia.
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491): This state-nominated provisional visa permits skilled migrants to live and work in South Australia for up to 5 years, potentially leading to permanent residency.

The benefits of state nomination in SA include access to a wide range of occupations, additional points towards the DHA points test for the 190 and 491 visas, and accelerated visa application processing for the subclass 491 visa. Given these advantages and a efficient process, it is an fitting time to apply for a state-nominated visa in Australia and subsequently acquire permanent residence (PR).

To know more and apply for relevant visa in Australia this year, you may contact Trusted Australian Visa Advisor on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

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