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Posted on August 17 2022

Are you aware Australia Skilled Migration Program for FY 2022-23 is open?

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of Australia Skilled Migration Program for FY 2022-23

  • Australia Skilled Migration Program for the financial year 2022-23 is open for onshore and offshore applications.
  • Many states have opened this Program while a few are yet to implement it.
  • Australia immigration candidates can utilize this opportunity by completing the English proficiency and skill assessment for eligibility.

Here’s news that you can use if you are a skilled worker desiring to migrate to Australia. The Australia Skilled Migration Program for the financial year 2022-23 is open for onshore and offshore applications.

Since the time Australia fully opened for migration, 2.5 years have passed and offshore applicants have had many opportunities to move to the country. Certain Australian states sponsored Australia immigration candidates if they adhered to certain conditions. These included being in occupations listed in the critical skills list and staying onshore.

Also read: With over 480,100 job vacancies, new Australia immigration cap planned

But now, the opportunity for offshore applicants has opened for FY 2022-23 to immigrate to Australia. Though few states have started accepting applications, others are yet to decide and update the Australian government on accepting applications and the criteria applicable.

Know your eligibility to immigrate to Australia through Y-Axis Australia Immigration Points Calculator.

Australian states that have opened for offshore applicants


The state is now open for visas to Subclass 190 and Subclass 491. All occupations on the relevant DHA (Dept. of Home Affairs) list of occupations have eligibility to be considered for immigration approval. Applicants have no need to possess STEM skills or be employed in the target sector, which is the overturned version of the criteria applicable till now.

If you are an applicant for occupation in an industrial sector like Engineering, IT, Accounts, and trades, you have a great opportunity to apply for Australia immigration.

The criteria for the applicants go as given below:

  • Age must be under 45 years.
  • Applicants should have an occupation on the occupation list approved by the DHA.
  • Applicants must be committed to living in Victoria.
  • Applicants must have a minimum English score at the “competent” level.
  • Applicants must have 65 points.

Victoria is accepting nominations also from offshore applicants this time.


Queensland is accepting onshore and offshore applications for Australia immigration from August 16, 2022. Offshore applications are about Subclass 190 and Subclass 491.

Unlike the practice till now, the state is accepting offshore applications too. An applicant to be eligible requires a minimum of 80 points for Subclass 190. For Subclass 491 the minimum points for eligibility are 65 points.

Applicants must be in an occupation that’s present on the Queensland occupation list. They must have language skill scores of the ‘proficient’ level and a post-study work experience of at least 3 years.

ACT (Australian Capital Territory)

ACT received 2,720 allocations for FY 2022-23. This is higher than the quota allocated for FY 2021-22. In that financial year, 2,000 places were allocated.

Allocations for Subclass 190 are 800 places and for Subclass 491 are 1,920 places.

The occupation list updated by ACT has many occupations added to it and a few removed. Here are the eligibility criteria for overseas applicants for ACT to get eligibility:

  • Subclass 190 – Applicants require a job offer from an Australian employer for 2 years to earn eligibility.
  • Subclass 491 – A minimum post-graduate work experience in the nominated occupation.


This Australian state has also got the interim nomination for FY 2022-23. The total quota made available is 3,550. It’s derived in the following manner:

  • Subclass 190 – 2,000 places
  • Subclass 491 – 1,350 places

The program will open in Tasmania in phases in the weeks to come.

State-wise allocation for FY 2022-23

State Subclass 190 visa Subclass 491 visa
ACT 800 1,920
NT 600 840
NSW 7,160 4,870
QLD 3,000 1,200
TAS 2,000 1,350
SA 2,700 3,180
WA 5,350 2,790
VIC 9,000 2,400
Total 30,610 18,550

If you are willing to migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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