More than 5,000 Australian immigration visa nominations have been allotted by the Australian government to its states and territories.
In an official release by the Department of Home Affairs, Australian states have been allocated 5,169 Australian visa nominations from the first four months of the 2020-2021 financial year – from 1 July to 31 October.
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) were the highest nominated visas, with 2,430 and 1,715 places respectively. The Business and Investor program was given 1,024 seats.
Among the states, South Australia received the most nominations with 900 seats for the skilled migration visas, while Victoria was allocated 800 seats in total, of which 600 were reserved for the subclass 190 visa.
Victoria also received the highest number of allocations for the Business and Investor Program, to boost its economy from the slump created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Elsewhere, New South Wales received 700 nominations, with 550 seats for the subclass 190 visa and 150 for subclass 490, and Tasmania was given 650 nominations for the skilled migration visas.