State nomination enables the state government to nominate highly skilled migrants to meet South Australia’s skills needs.

For skilled migrants, state nomination can assist you to qualify for a skilled migration visa from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, providing additional points towards your subclass 190 or subclass 491 application. 

Before you apply for state nomination, check the Department of Home Affairs visa requirements, that your occupation is on the State Skilled Occupation List, and read about each of South Australia’s nomination streams to see if you’re eligible. 

PLEASE NOTE: State nomination does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs against several visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.

South Australia state nomination benefits 

The benefits of state nomination in South Australia are:  

  • Access to an extensive list of occupations 
  • Additional points towards the Department of Home Affairs points test for the 190 and 491 visas 
  • Priority visa application processing for the subclass 491 visa

As a skilled migrant you may also be eligible for certain concessions and waivers. View the nomination streams available to you on the Nomination Options page.