Applicants currently working in South Australia have access to a larger list of occupations for state nomination.

You can access:

  • State Nominated Occupation List (including Special Conditions apply occupations)
  • Supplementary Skilled List occupations
  • State nomination for the Permanent 190 visa for occupations listed as ‘Offshore applicants Provisional 489 visa only’

The requirement for these occupations is that you are currently working for the last 6 months in a country region of South Australia or the last 12 months in Greater Adelaide in your nominated or closely related occupation (for a minimum 20 hours per week).

If you are currently working in a skilled occupation in South Australia you only need to meet the Department of Home Affairs minimum requirement of competent English (unless your occupation requires registration in South Australia - see 6.5 on the skilled nomination requirements page)

Please note: you will still need to meet Immigration SA’s work experience requirement listed under skilled nomination requirement 5.  The qualification you have completed must be included and recognised on your skills assessment. Australian or overseas qualifications are acceptable.

To be considered to be working in a country region of South Australia, you must be employed and residing in an area outside of Greater Adelaide. View the full list of eligible country region postcodes.