The Department of State Growth understands the concerns held by some current and prospective skilled migrants as the State Visa Nomination Program changes at the national level.
We recognise the valuable contribution that skilled migrants bring to the state and continue to work with the Australian Government to provide more clarity as much as possible.
Unfortunately, until we receive confirmation from the Department of Home Affairs some applications will not be able to progress further, but will remain active and be addressed once this advice is received.
We assure you that we continue to work to support those already here through the program and those looking to come here to start a new life.
We will keep all nominees and applicants updated on the status of the program as new information becomes available.
Currently there are a limited number of interim nomination places available in Tasmania, with the focus on nominations that will assist the state’s public health system and economic recovery. Further information on these places will be released shortly.
We will not have further certainty on full nomination allocations for 2020-21 until October when the 2020-21 Federal Budget is handed down.
We understand that these are very difficult times and you may be feeling concerned. We encourage you to access available support. Please visit https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/covid-19_support for more details.