NSW Skilled Occupation Lists

Announcement - changes to Australia's Skilled Migration program

On 1 July 2017, the Australian Government implemented further changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration program. For information visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

The changes include amendments to Australia’s skilled occupations lists and reducing the age limit for subclass 190 & 489 visas from 50 to 45. As a result of these changes, we will update the NSW Skilled Occupation Lists for the Skilled Nominated (190) and regional nominated (489) visas. Updated information about NSW’s state nominated migration program will be published on this website in due course.

Skilled nominated migration (190)

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) contains the priority occupations that NSW will invite candidates under for nomination for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190).

In determining the occupations on our priority list, NSW uses Commonwealth and State employment data as well as evidence-supported feedback from NSW industry.

The occupations on these lists are selected to meet the skill needs of the NSW economy. Our lists will be amended from time to time according to the skills needs in NSW.  We also limit the number of invitations to certain occupations to ensure that places allocated under the 190 program are in line with the skills needs of NSW.

The highest ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) will be invited first. For an overview of the 190 application process, download our how to apply factsheet.

Skilled regional nominated migration (489)

Candidates seeking NSW nomination for skilled regional migration (489) should contact the NSW region that they are interested in.

Visit Skilled regional nominated migration (489) for contact details.

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