Skilled migrants currently residing offshore, who have submitted an Expression of Interest using the Commonwealth Government’s SkillSelect system, may be selected by South Australia and invited to apply for state nomination.

If you are seeking to move to South Australia, the first step is to use SkillSelect to make an expression of interest (EOI), and select South Australia as your first preferred State or Territory to move to in Australia.

Once you submit your EOI, the South Australian Government can view your application and may decide to invite you to apply for state nomination for a Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) or Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491).  

South Australia will be assessing candidates on merit by the following factors, within their nominated occupation:

  1. Years and field of skilled employment
  2. English language ability
  3. EOI points

If you are selected to apply for South Australian nomination, you will have 14 days to submit your application. Your application must demonstrate that you were eligible for the claims entered in your SkillSelect EOI at the time of invitation, so please ensure all the information in your SkillSelect EOI is up to date.

If you are an applicant in a priority nominated occupation, you may be selected to apply for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190), which would allow you to live and work in South Australia indefinitely.

For South Australian state nomination, you must also meet the Department of Home Affairs visa requirements, state-specific occupation requirements and have skills in an occupation that is available on our Skilled Occupation List.

Other pathways available

If you are a highly skilled migrant currently living offshore, who can contribute your demonstrated talent and/or support innovation in South Australia, you may also directly register your interest in state nomination through our Highly Skilled and Talented stream. Read more about the Highly Skilled and Talented stream.

Further information

For further information on South Australia’s nomination requirements, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. To contact us, please lodge an enquiry through the Skilled and Business Migration portal.