Victoria’s 2020-21 skilled visa nomination program (subclass 190 and 491)

Update: 03/09/2020

Victoria will be opening Victoria’s 2020-21 Victorian skilled visa nomination program from 8 September 2020 until 5 October 2020. This will be an interim round, until the Federal budget is delivered on 6 October 2020. As only a limited number of visa nomination places are available the program will be more targeted with a focus on increasing Victoria’s response to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery.

Registration of Interest

The nomination process for the interim round will be different. To be considered for Victorian visa nomination, you must now submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian State Visa Nomination.  Applicants who register their interest may then be selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

As a pre-requisite for submitting your Registration of Interest for Victorian State Visa Nomination, please either make or update your valid Expression of Interest (EOI) on the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect website.  The information you provide will help determine whether you are selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

You must submit your Registration of Interest by 5pm AEST, 21 September.

To be eligible to submit your Registration of Interest  for Victorian visa nomination (subclass 190 and 491) you must:

  • be currently living in Victoria, and
  • be currently employed in Victoria (minimum six months), and
  • work in a highly skilled occupation in health or medical research, which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response

The best candidates will be selected for Victorian state nomination.

Further information can be found on Live in Melbourne:

If you are working in health or medical research and would like to assess your eligibility, contact one of our Registered Migration Agents on 1300 98 70 71 or

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