Migration Tasmania

for business and skilled migrants

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Skilled migrants

Tasmania's skilled migration program is for people wanting to move to the state who have a skill that we need.

Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state's enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, and reputable schools and world class university.

The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business migrants in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and its cultural diversity.

Prospective skilled migrants can apply to the Department of State Growth for a Tasmanian Government state nomination.

State nomination visas have a number of advantages.

  • State nomination gives applicants extra points to help meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)’s 60 point threshold. To check your points click on the interactive points calculator (state nomination provides 5 points for the 190 and 10 points for the 489).
  • Applicants receive priority processing at the DIBP, speeding up the time it takes to be issued a visa.
  • State nominations have no occupation ceilings and once you are nominated in SkillSelect you can immediately apply for a visa.
  • Staff from the Department of State Growth Business and Skilled Migration Unit provide support to applicants during the application process and at the time successful applicants arrive in Tasmania.
  • Applicants for state nominated visas have more occupations to choose from with access to the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL) and the Combined list of eligible skilled occupations
  • Applicants for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) must use the shorter Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

The two general skilled migration visas that require state government nomination are the skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) which is a permanent resident visa, and the skilled regional visa (subclass 489) which is a provisional visa.

Visa options for skilled migrants

Find out about Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated Visa visas

Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated

The subclass 190 visa is a state nominated permanent resident visa.

Find out about Subclass 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa visas

Subclass 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional)

The subclass 489 visa is a regional provisional visa that requires the nominee to work in regional Australia for two years before they can apply for permanent residency.