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State Migration Plans (SMPs): Australian State Migration

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What are State Migration Plans? 

State Migration Plans (or SMPs) play a critical part in the Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) program, as they have been developed by State/Territory governments to essentially determine which applicants are eligible for state sponsored visas on the basis of their occupation.

See below for the most current information we have received from each individual State/Territory government regarding the plans for when the State Migration Plans will be finalised and introduced:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The Western Australian State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations the Western Australian Government is offering to sponsor, along with associated eligibility requirements.


VICTORIA STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The Victoria State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations the Victorian government is offering to sponsor, along with associated eligibility requirements.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The South Australia State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of  occupations the South Australian Government is willing to sponsor, along with associated eligibility requirements.


QUEENSLAND STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The Queensland State Government's website has a page outlining the SMP, along with a PDF listing the occupations they are willing to sponsor for the subclass 190 visa and a PDF listing the occupations they are willing to sponsor for the subclass 489 visa, along with associated eligibility requirements.


NEW SOUTH WALES STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The New South Wales State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations New South Wales is offering to sponsor, including associated eligibility requirements.

The occupations sponsored by NSW may be subject to change during the year depending on application rates and changes in the employment market.


NORTHERN TERRITORY STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The Northern Territory State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations the Northern Territory government is offering to sponsor along with associated eligibility requirements.

There is a likelihood that there will be periodic changes to the occupations list to reflect the number of nominations that have been made in a specific occupation. The Northern Territory Government will update the list when nominations for an occupation will close or there are limited places available.


TASMANIA STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The Tasmania State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations the Tasmanian Government is offering to sponsor has been released, along with associated eligibility requirements.


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) STATE MIGRATION PLAN

The ACT State Government's website has more information regarding its State Migration Plan and the current list of occupations the ACT government is offering to sponsor along with associated eligibility requirements.