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Migration Tasmania

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2020–2021 Program Update

The Tasmanian Visa State Nomination Program is now temporarily closed.

* Subclass 190 nomination applications which were not finalised by 30 June 2021 will continue to be assessed into the 2021-22 program year.

* Subclass 491 nomination applications lodged before 20 March 2021 which were not finalised by 30 June 2021 will also continue to be assessed into the 2021-22 program year.

* All other applications which were not finalised by 30 June 2021 will be closed and the service fee refunded.

An update on a recommencement date for the 2021-22 State Visa Nomination Program year will be confirmed over the next few weeks.

2020-21 Skilled Migration Program current nomination status

Tasmania’s nomination quota for the 2020–21 program year is:
Subclass 491 – 1750 places
Subclass 190 – 1000 places
Business migration – 45 places

While approximately 300 subclass 491 and 250 subclass 190 nomination places are yet to be filled, more than 1500 nomination applications are waiting to be considered including 1200 subclass 491 nomination applications.

Migration Tasmania Skilled Migration Q&A Webinar Series

The next Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program Q&A Webinar for current and potential nomination applicants is scheduled for 10:30 am AEST on Thursday, 24 June 2021.

This session will provide an update on the 2021-22 application round, the status of the current round and other important information, followed by a question and answer session.

Register here.

Settlement help and resources

Migration Tasmania works with a range of organisations to provide services and information which can assist current and future skilled migrants with common questions and helpful contacts.

Find out more at the Migration Tasmania website.

Employment Information Hub

Migration Tasmania, in partnership with Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, supports the Employment Information Hub.

The hub is an initiative of the Migrant Network Tasmania to deliver industry and employment insights to help state-sponsored skilled migrants and international students establish careers in Tasmania.

More information is available on the Migrant Network Tasmania website.



Our 132 Business Talent and 188 Premium Investor streams have now closed.  

As part of reforms to the Business Innovation and Investment Program, the Department of Home Affairs has recently advised that relevant jurisdictions will no longer be able to submit nominations in SkillSelect
for the Subclass 188 Premium Investor stream and Subclass 132 Business Talent visa from 27 April 2021.

To ensure that there is sufficient time to consider all on-hand applications for state nomination lodged under these streams,
Migration Tasmania has closed the 132 Business Talent stream and 188 Premium Investor stream 
on Monday, 12 April 2021 at 5pm (AEDT).
No further applications will be accepted for these streams after this date.

(Updated: 13/04/2021)

What does this mean for Subclass 188 and 132 visa nomination applications?

As Business Migration program reopens, all new business nominations must be of high quality that support Australia’s COVID-19 recovery effort.

What does this mean for prospective business investors?

Migration Tasmania is seeking interest from high calibre business investors who can make a significant contribution to Tasmania’s economy. We are looking for business proposals which display some of the following key attributes:

  1. Investment in a regional area (which generally excludes Hobart CBD and suburbs)
  2. Generation and/or retention of local jobs for Tasmanians.
  3. Investment in key sector/s that will benefit Tasmania’s economy which may include:
  • Aquaculture, Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Forestry and Timber
  • Antarctic and Marine Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Creative Industry
  • Community Infrastructures that enhance a region’s liveability
  • Renewal Energy
  • Bio Renewal/Waste Recycle
  • Food production
  1. Generation of significant flow-on opportunities for other sectors and/or economic growth
  2. Partnership with at least one Tasmanian business partner who is a permanent resident or an Australian citizen.
  3. Transfer of new capital investment
  4. Expansion of trade in Tasmanian goods and/or services
  5. Development of export markets for Tasmanian products or replacement of imports
  6. Introduction of new skills, expertise, technologies or innovations that are currently unavailable in Tasmania.
  7. Environmentally sustainable initiatives that build on Tasmania’s established environmental principles.

Prospective applicants can show interest by completing a short “intention to apply” form, providing details of their background, experience and plans. Migration Tasmania will contact those with the best value proposition and invite them to provide full application details.

Full details are provided on the Business Migration website page.