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Reforms to Tasmania's state nomination policy


From 1 July 2017, the Tasmanian Government will begin introducing some changes to our skilled visa nomination program. These changes are designed to make sure that skilled migrants coming to Tasmania have a commitment to remain in the state, and that they are filling genuine skills shortages for industry.

What is changing?

From 1 July 2017:

  • New Category for overseas applicants (489 visa only):

  • Changes to eligibility for ‘Category 3 – Family in Tasmania’

From 1 August 2017:

  • Labour market testing for ‘Category 2 – Job Offer’ (489 visa only):

From 1 October 2017:

  • Three months prior employment requirement for ‘Category 2 – Job Offer’ (BOTH 190 and 489 visas):

From 1 January 2018:

  • Two year study requirement (190 visa only)

  • Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Australian study requirement as to what constitutes two years of study.

  • One year study requirement remains in place for provisional visa nomination (489 visa).

See Reforms to Tasmania's State nomination policy - Fact Sheet