Stream and Category2021-22
Skill stream 
Employer Sponsored22,000
Skilled Independent6,500
Regional11,200
State/Territory Nominated11,200
Business Innovation & Investment program13,500
Global Talent15,000
Distinguished Talent200
Skill Total79,600
Family Stream 
Partner72,300
Parent4,500
Other Family500
Family Total77,300
Special Eligibility100
Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling)3,000
Total160,000

State and Territory nominated visa categories – nomination allocations

The table below shows the nomination allocated to each State for the current migration year. The nomination allocation includes visas for Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190), Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491), and Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP).

State Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa Skilled Work Regional (Subclass 491) visa Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
ACT6001,40030
NSW4,0003,6402,200
VIC3,5005001,750
QLD1,0001,2501,400​
NT50050075
WA1,100340360
SA2,6002,6001,000
TAS1,1002,20045
Total14,40012,430​6,860

Contact us at Tanson Migration to learn more.

Source: Department of Home Affairs – Migration Program Planning Levels



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