Tasmanian Migration Updates

Tasmania is currently awaiting confirmation from the Australian Government on nomination allocation for the 2022-23 program year.

Tasmanian requirements and processes for 2022-23 migration year are already announced.


Please read below key features of the new program.

For graduates

  • No course or occupation restrictions or mandatory employment requirements.
  • Permanent visa pathway for PhD students.

For skilled employees

  • An expanded list of occupations and employment eligible for PR SC190 visa nomination.
  • No specific list of occupation requirements for SC491.
  • Inclusion of part-time employment to meet work experience requirements.
  • Subcontractors with a related skills assessment included in skilled employment pathway.

For business operators

  • Extension of qualifying business operation time from six to twelve months for business operations which commenced after 15 April 2022.
  • Introduction of a new personal business income requirement ($43,120).

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For long-term residents

  • A new nomination pathway for candidates who have lived in Tasmania for an extended period and established themselves in employment or business.
  • Qualifying residence period of at least 3 years for SC 190 visa nomination, or 2 years for the provisional SC 491 visa.
  • Business operators will be eligible for SC 190 nomination if they have lived in Tasmania for two years, and run their eligible business successfully for 2 years.

For overseas candidates

  • No occupation list restrictions where a candidate has a job offer.
  • More invitations to apply for nomination from Skillselect where candidates have skills needed by Tasmanian businesses.
  • New industry skills-needs profiles to help potential candidates tailor their Skillselect EOI to increase chances of invitation.

For all candidates:

  • Simplified eligibility requirements.
  • Invitation only – candidates will be able to register interest in Tasmanian nomination in the Migration Tasmania Gateway if they meet the minimum eligibility requirements, and the most competitive will be able to apply for nomination.


  • More clearly defined exclusions and exceptions regarding employment and business roles and location of dependants.
  • Clear sets of published priority attributes, describing the additional characteristics needed to be competitive. Only those candidates that meet the competitive threshold will be invited to apply for nomination.

Priority attributes will include:

  • duration and industry of employment
  • employment in skilled roles which are critical to the Tasmanian economy
  • connections between employment, skills assessment and study
  • rate of salary compared with the Australia average and median
  • nature, level and duration of Tasmanian study
  • completion of work placements related to study
  • graduate employment offers
  • duration and success of business operation
  • level of business investment, turnover and local employment
  • length of residence in Tasmania
  • English language ability
  • location, length of residence, employment and skills of dependants.

Details of the new requirements and processes, as well as the opening date for registrations of interest (ROI), will be published in the coming weeks on the official website and of course on my BLOG.

Stay tuned!

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