South Australia announces interim allocation for General Skilled and Business Migration Program

On 11 August 2020, announced that the State has received update regarding interim allocation places for General Skilled Migration, the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491), and Business Migration program for the financial year 2020-2021.

The allocation is expected to be limited with priority being given to support State’s economic and public health recovery. With this background, the State is finalising the program requirements and application processes and expecting to open applications in late August 2020. The applications will be prioritised according to:

  • Business Innovation and Investment Program applicants who have already lodged an ‘Intention to Apply’.
  • Applicants employed in critical sectors to support South Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Consideration to onshore applicants who satisfy these criteria.

The State has also reaffirmed that the full nomination allocations will be determined during 2020-2021 Budget process, later in the year.