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South Australia Skilled and Business Migration Program Updates

Updated: May 17, 2023

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has confirmed South Australia’s final nomination allocation levels for 2022-23.


The final allocation for South Australia is:

  • General Skilled Migration Program (visa subclass 491 and 190): 8,000 places

  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (visa subclass 188): 70 places


For more information about the Department of Home Affairs 2022-23 nomination allocations, please visit the Migration Program planning levels webpage.

General Skilled Migration Program

Our program will continue to nominate General Skilled Migration (GSM) applicants in all streams, including offshore. South Australia has many opportunities for skilled migrants to obtain state nomination and further information can be found here.

Business Innovation and Investment Program


To manage the limited final allocation of 70 nomination places, the following measures are in place:

  • Business Innovation stream (188A): Intention to Apply (ITA) process will remain open until 31 January 2023 and will then close for the remainder of the 2022-23 program year. A very small number of 188A applicants who have lodged an ITA will be invited to apply for state nomination in March 2023

  • Investor stream (188B): Closed to new applicants for the remainder of the program year

  • Significant Investor stream (188C): Closed to new applicants for the remainder of the program year

  • Entrepreneur stream (188E):  A very limited number of places are available. Applicants must first contact a Service Provider to be considered for the 188E stream and obtain information on both eligibility and availability


Subclass 888 state nomination applications and 132 review applications are not affected by nomination places and will remain open until 26 June 2023.

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