Business Innovation and Investment Programme in South Australia Announced

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2020/21 Interim BIIP State Nomination Requirements – Round 2 


  • The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has provided an interim number of visa nomination places to the Government of South Australia up until the full-year quota is confirmed in the coming weeks.  

  • The allocation of interim 188 and 132 visa nominations provided to the Department for Innovation and Skills are granted with the intention to support the following high-level outcomes of the State’s Business Innovation & Investment Program.

  • This includes High-quality business owners and entrepreneurs that have created genuine and sustainable business opportunities in South Australia that benefit the State’s economy, local businesses, and the workforce.

  • Round 1 Invitations are completed, the timeframes and processes involved with the next phase of the 2020/21 Business Migration Program are as follow: 


To be considered for Round 2 invitations, you must have completed the following by Monday 23rd November (11:59pm ACST):  

  1. Submit an Intention to Apply and complete the second step email response for additional information. 

  2. Lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect system, and provide this EOI reference in your Intention to Apply.   

  • If you have previously submitted an Intention to Apply, this will be considered for invitation selection in this round, however, you are able to submit another one if your situation or business intentions have changed, or if you did not include an EOI reference. 

  • Please ensure your EOI is up to date and contains consistent information to your Intention to Apply. 

  • If you do not have an existing account, you will need to register as a new user on the Skilled & Business Migration Portal and lodge your Intention to Apply by submitting an online inquiry


Your Intention to Apply and EOI will be considered for nomination based on the following objectives:

  • Attract significant investment into the South Australian economy.  

  • Increase employment in South Australia through the direct creation of jobs. 

  • Drive innovation to make South Australia more productive and competitive. 


Note: If you have selected the Subclass 132 Significant Business History stream or Subclass 188 Business Innovation stream, you must have previously completed a physical exploratory visit to South Australia that meets the pre-July 2020 requirements below or meet the virtual exploratory meeting requirements also detailed below 


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