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Several States and Territories release State Occupation Lists

Several States and Territories released their state based occupation lists during the first week of July. The lists are very much state specific and generally contain occupations which are in demand in a particular area or region. Quite often, state lists are seen from an immigration point of view, to be more beneficial compared to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) used for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa, as these lists contain a wider range of occupations which are in many cases are not included on the MLTSSL.

Below is a State/Territory breakdown containing relevant updates:


ACT List remains accessible to ACT residents only. There are currently 65 occupations available. Occupations which have been removed or closed include Sales and Marketing Manager (ANZSCO 131112), Human Resource Manager (ANZSCO 132311) and Photographer (ANZSCO 211311).

During the last migration year, the ACT issued a total of 825 subclass 190 nominations.

South Australia:

South Australia manages its migration intake via two state lists operating simultaneously, the State Nomination Occupation List which contains some 172 occupations as well as a Supplementary List containing 297 Occupations. Applicants wishing to apply for an occupation listed in the Supplementary List will need to meet the following additional criteria:

  • Being an international graduate of South Australia; or,

  • Working in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months; or,

  • Having an immediate family member residing in South Australia for 12 months or more; or,

  • Have a points score of at least 80

During the last migration year, the South Australia issued a total of 836 subclass 190 nominations.


Queensland has reopened its 190 visa program and there are currently four state lists operating simultaneously:

  1. Working in Queensland (QSOL);

  2. Off-shore migrants wanting to live in QLD;

  3. Master’s graduate from a QLD University; and,