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Victoria’s 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program is Open Now

Victoria’s 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program is Open Now

Victoria, one of Australia’s states, has initiated its 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program, offering a promising pathway to permanent residency for both local residents and overseas immigrants. To be considered for a state nomination, prospective candidates are required to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI). However, significant changes have been implemented for specific visa subclasses, such as the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) and the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

A detailed overview of these changes and their implications for aspiring migrants, is shared below:

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491):

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) has undergone noteworthy changes for the 2023-24 program. To qualify for nomination under this category, onshore applicants must currently reside and work in regional Victoria.

For those who previously submitted a subclass 491 ROI in the 2022-23 program but were not selected, reapplying with a new ROI is mandatory if they meet the updated eligibility criteria.

This change aims to ensure that applicants are genuinely committed to residing and contributing to the growth of regional Victoria, aligning with the Australian government’s objective of regional development and population distribution.

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Status of Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):

In contrast to the subclass 491 visa, there are no alterations to the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) program for the 2023-24 cycle. If you previously submitted a Registration of Interest (ROI) for this visa subclass in the preceding program year (2022-23) and were not selected, there is no need to submit a new ROI unless there have been amendments to the information you provided.

In addition to your application, it’s really important to check the points you get for having a partner and the salary you earn each year in the form you’ve already filled out. Ensure that these particulars are accurate and current. If any disparities are identified, or if your circumstances have changed, it is advisable to withdraw your existing ROI and submit a fresh one to ensure that your application accurately reflects your current situation.


Victoria has started its 2023-24 program for skilled migrants. This means people with skills who want to live in Victoria have a chance to make it their new home. Some rules for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) have changed. If you tried to apply last year but didn’t get selected, you might need to apply again if you still qualify. But don’t worry, the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) rules are the same, so you don’t need to reapply unless your information has changed.

In simple words, if you’re a skilled migrant and want to move to Victoria, this is a good time. There are some new rules for one type of visa, but the other one is the same as before.

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