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NSW Migration Program

Love Sydney and NSW and want to call it home? The NSW State migration program for 2022/23 is now open and accepting nominations.

NSW State nomination is available for both the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas. The 190 visa is a permanent skilled visa while the subclass 491 visa is a 5-year provisional skilled visa with a pathway to permanent residency. Both visas require nomination from a state or territory of Australia and applicants are asked to commit two years to remaining in the nominating state.

For more information on these Australian skilled visa options, please see the links below:

 

Why Migrate to NSW

NSW is famous for many of Australia’s top tourist attractions from the dazzling Sydney Harbour containing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach to the enchanting Blue Mountains.  NSW offers worldclass career opportunities being the biggest State economy in Australia representing around 33% of Australia’s GDP. It is an ideal place to work and live providing:

  • equal opportunity in the workplace,
  • safe working conditions,
  • the world’s highest minimum wage (OECD 2019), and a range of entitlements – including public holidays and paid leave
  • worldclass universities- University of Sydney, UNSW, UTS, Macquarie University, University of Wollongong
  • strong and diverse economy with a GDP larger than the national economies of South Africa, the Philippines and Thailand
  • temperate weather throughout most of the year
  • direct flights from most countries in the world
  • multicultural and cosmopolitan lifestyle

 

Who is eligible for NSW nomination?

With all of Australia in desperate need for workers, NSW too has now opened its state nomination program to both onshore and offshore applicants. The basic requirements for NSW nomination are as follows:

Subclass 190 Visa – NSW Requirements

  1. Meet the requirements of the subclass 190 visa
    1. This will include having the minimum required points for the relevant visa subclass, having completed a skills assessment, and being able to satisfy the minimum English requirements
  2.  You  must be skilled in an occupation that is in the ANSCO unit group identified on the NSW Skilled Nominated Skills List AND is eligible for the visa subclass you wish to apply for
  3. Your point score and length of work experience must meet at least the minimum criteria outlined on the NSW Skilled Nominated Skills List
  4. You must either be overseas or have resided continuously in NSW for at least the last 6 months
  5. Gain an invitation to apply for nomination 

Subclass 491 Visa – NSW Requirements

  1. Meet the requirements of the subclass 491 visa
    1. This will include having the minimum required points for the relevant visa subclass, having completed a skills assessment, and being able to satisfy the minimum English requirements
  2.  You must be skilled in an occupation that is in the ANSCO unit group identified on the NSW Skilled Work Regional Skills List AND is eligible for a 491 visa
  3. Your point score and length of work experience must meet at least the minimum criteria outlined on the NSW Skilled Nominated Skills List
  4. You must either be overseas or have resided continuously in NSW for at least the last 3 months
  5. Gain an invitation to apply for nomination via Pathway 1 or Pathway 2

Pathway 1

Apply directly to an RDA office for nomination – please note that you must first ensure that you have your English and Skills Assessment ready prior to requesting nomination at a minimum.

Participating Regional Development Centres include the following:

  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Far South Coast
  • Hunter
    Illawarra
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murray
  • Norther Inland
    Northern Riverina
  • Orana
  • Riverina
  • Southern Inland
  • Sydney

Pathway 2

Be invited by Investment NSW during an invitation round after lodging your EOI.

NSW Skilled Occupation Lists for State Nomination (subclasses 190 & 491)

Unit group
Points
Experience
1311 – Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
85
3
1321 – Corporate Services Managers
70
3
1322 – Finance Managers
110
3
1323 – Human Resource Managers
70
3
1325 – Research and Development Managers
65
0
1331 – Construction Managers
80
2
1332 – Engineering Managers
80
3
1334 – Manufacturers
65
0
1335 – Production Managers
75
2
1336 – Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers
80
3
1341 – Child Care Centre Managers
80
1
1342 – Health and Welfare Services Managers
70
3
1343 – School Principals
65