20 August 2019

Upcoming closure of subclass 489 visa nominations: States & Territory Key Dates

The current Skilled Regional subclass 489 will no longer be available from 16 November 2019. It will be replaced by the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa.

The last day for states and territory governments to nominate and invite candidates for a subclass 489 visa, and for intending migrants to lodge an EOI in Skill Select, will be the 10th September 2019. This gives applicants 60 days to lodge their subclass 489 visa application with the Department of Home Affairs before the visa ceases on 16 November.

Many of the states and territory government agencies have announced the dates that they will stop accepting nomination applications for the subclass 489 visa and some have already closed the program for new applications.

These are as follows:

(ACT) Australian Capital Territory

Not Applicable

(NSW) New South Wales

Central West: Closed - 06.08.2019
Far South Coast: Closed - 02.08.2019
Mid North Coast: Closed - 08.08.2019
Murray: No date announced (as of date of this article)
Northern Inland: Closed - 19.08.2019
Northern Rivers: Closed - 09.08.2019
Orana: Closed - 09.08.2019
Riverina: Closed
Southern Inland: Closed

(NT) Northern Territory - NT site

Closing date: 30.08.2019 for offshore applicants
Closing date: 06.09.2019 for onshore applicants

(QLD) Queensland - QLD site

Closed - 30.07.2019

(SA) South Australia - SA site

Closed - 14.08.2019

(TAS) Tasmania - TAS site

Closed - 13.08.2019 Category 3A - Overseas applicant (TSOL)
Closed - 13.08.2019 Category 3B - Overseas applicant (Job Offer)
Closing date: 20.08.2019 Category 1 - Tasmania graduate
Closing date: 20.08.2019 Category 2 - Working in Tasmania
Closing date: 20.08.2019 Category 4 - Family in Tasmania
Closing date: 20.08.2019 Category 5 - Small Business Owner

(VIC) Victoria - VIC site

Closing date: 05.09.2019

(WA) Western Australia - WA site

Closed - 09.08.2019

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