To be selected for Victorian skilled visa nomination, you must first submit a Registration of Interest (ROI).

When to apply?

Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 will open to new Registration of Interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021.

The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with the following allocations:

  • 3,500 subclasses 190 places and,

  • 500 subclasses 491 places.

This year we will be selecting candidates who are currently living and working in Victoria, using their STEMM skills in a Traget Sector.

Following are the specified Target Sectors

  • Health

  • Medical Research

  • Life Sciences

  • Digital

  • Agri-Food

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • New energy, emissions reduction, and circular economy

To be selected to apply for skilled visa nomination, you must be currently working in one of our target sectors using your STEMM skills.

If you are seeking subclass 190 nomination and working in the digital sector, please note that we are currently only selecting candidates working in cybersecurity. However, if you are using digital skills in a different target sector (e.g. software developer working in health), you may also be selected.

Applicants using their STEMM skills in a business precinct will be highly regarded. Examples of business precincts are:

  • Parkville

  • Footscray

  • Docklands

The major changes to the 2021-22 program are

  • The removal of the minimum experience and hours worked requirement.

  • An increase in the number of target sectors

  • Applicants must have STEMM skills and have a Skill Level 1 or 2 occupations. Applicants for subclass 491 nomination may also have a Skill Level 3 occupation using their STEMM skills.


**Please note that Victoria ROI submission windows are generally small and span over only up to 7 days.

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Statistics of the recent Invitations from Victoria
During the Pandemic in 2020-21 Financial Year, there were only 5 submission windows each having only 7 days timeframe to apply.

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Who can apply?​

Following are the information we have received Confirmation from Live in Melbourne on Victorian State Sponsor:

"Victoria's skilled nominated program selects candidates already living and working in Victoria and ANY OCCUPATION from the department of Home Affair's eligible list can apply for nomination applications, applicants must be able to demonstrate in their application that their work is contributing to Victoria's economic recovery and the coronavirus (COVID-19) health response effort "​

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has allocated the Victorian Government further visa nomination places, in addition to the places provided as part of the interim program.

Ph.D. Graduates

International student graduates and Ph.D. applicants who meet the criteria are also encouraged to apply. 90 Ph.D. Graduates were invited for Victoria State Sponsor during this Financial Year among which 65 had Australian qualification and 25 of them had an overseas qualification.


Who received the Invitation?​

2500 places were allocated for Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) and 1043 for Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491).

1099 applicants are nominated so far for subclass 190 and 197 for subclass 491.


Health occupations featured strongly from the Registrations of Interest that were selected to apply. This is due to the requirement that the applicant’s work supports Victoria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out the Industry-wise Invitation update:

Victoria ROI

Fig. Occupations invited for Victoria State and Regional Sponsor


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