South Australia State Sponsor

People whose occupations are unavailable through the standard programs are encouraged to review the Talent & Innovator streams for state nomination migration pathways.

This program remains open to all occupations on the SA Skilled Occupation List, regardless of the occupation status through the standard program.

South Australia has more than 500 occupations on the occupation list.

  • Concessions are available for applicants working in outer-regional South Australia through the Talent & Innovators program

  • High-performing graduates lodging an EOI through the Talent & Innovators program can upload their academic transcripts for assessment.

  • Businesses operating in outer regional South Australia and employing highly skilled workers may be exempt from the annual turnover requirement and an exemption to the salary threshold

** Applicants are required to provide a short testimonial (up to 400 words) with their EOI.

  • If invited to apply for state nomination, applicants will need to provide a detailed 2-page document supporting their application.

  • The Talent & Innovators program is currently only available to South Australian residents (interstate or offshore applicants are not able to apply at this stage). 


If South Australia is satisfied with your Expression of Interest application, you will be invited to submit an online application form for state nomination.

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As an international graduate of South Australia, you have access to additional waivers and concessions to assist you to qualify for state nomination.

To be eligible for the International Graduate of South Australia (SA Graduate) pathway, the following study requirements apply: 

Important Eligibility for International Graduate of South Australia (SA Graduate) pathway


  1. Your course must be a minimum of 46 weeks (1 Year) and CRICOS registered.

  2. A minimum of 50% of your qualification must have been completed in South Australia

  3. You must have resided in South Australia for at least 1 year during your period of study

  4. You must have continuously resided in South Australia post-course completion

  5. You must meet the nomination requirements outlined here and as listed for your nominated occupation.

  6. SA graduates must be currently working in their nominated or closely related occupation for the last 3 months in South Australia (post-course completion) unless specified differently for your occupation.

  7. You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia for the duration required for your nominated occupation unless specified differently for your occupation. (If you are working part-time (less than 35 hours per week), you may be offered a 491 nomination.)

  8. Where specified, some occupations may require longer work experience requirements.


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