Closure of Victoria’s skilled nominated visa (subclass 190 and 491) program for 2019-2020

From 28 May 2020, Victoria’s skilled visa nomination program is closed as the places provided by the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs for the 2019-20 program year have been filled.

This includes both the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

Applications received prior to 28 May 2020 will continue to be assessed and the candidates will be advised of the outcome in due course. New applications will be accepted in 2020-21.

Victoria is facing economic and health challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). To help respond to this challenge, priority will be given to occupations in sectors critical to the coronavirus response in allocating remaining nomination places.

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