Australia’s State and Territory Nominated Visa Allocations for 2021-22

The size and composition of the Migration Program is set each year alongside the Australian Government’s Budget process.

To inform the development of the 2021-22 Migration Program settings, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) consulted widely with State and Territory governments, academia, industry and community organisations between November 2020 and February 2021.

Public submissions, economic and labour force forecasts, international research, net overseas migration and economic and fiscal modelling are all taken into account when planning the program.

Under the 2021-22 Migration Program settings, nomination allocations are made available to States and Territories in the following visa categories:

  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)

States and Territories each assess eligible applicants against criteria unique to their jurisdiction.

Following consultation with States and Territories, the following nomination levels have been allocated for 2021-22:

State and Territory Nominated Visa Allocations
State Skilled Nominated  (Subclass 190) Visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) Visa Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
 ACT  600  1,400  30
 NSW  4,000  3,640  2,200
 VIC  3,500  500  1,750
 QLD  1,000  1,250  1,400​
 NT  500  500  75
 WA  1,100  340  360
 SA  2,600  2,600  1,000
 TAS  1,100  2,200  45
 Total  14,400  12,430​  6,860


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July 2021

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