Western Australia have opened their state sponsorship program for 2023-24. This allows eligible candidates to apply for state nomination from WA.

State sponsorship is a requirement in obtaining a subclass 190 and 491 visa.

Learn more about state sponsored visas.

WA State Sponsorship Program re-opened

The WA Government is making it easier for skilled migrants to obtain sponsorship. This includes:

  • No application fee;
  • Equal ranking for Interstate and Overseas applicants;
  • Prioritised invitations for applicants in ‘critical’ industries (refer to ranking system below below); and
  • Reduced employment requirements and no contract requirement for candidates invited through a WA building and construction industry sector occupation.

WA has also announced the Construction Visa Subsidy program, whereby eligible trade occupations can receive a grant of $10,000!

Learn more about Western Australia’s Construction Visa Subsidy program.

Before applying, we recommend paying close attention to the work experience and contract of employment requirements. You can assess your eligibility by visiting the Migration WA website.

WA Invitations – Rankings and issue dates

Call WA home!

WA continue to operate a ranking system, as outlined below:

  • currently residing in Western Australia
  • currently residing offshore or in another Australian state or territory
  • occupations in priority WA Industry sectors (in no particular order):

– building and construction;
– healthcare and social assistance;
– hospitality and tourism; and
– education and training.

  • occupations in all other WA industry sector
  • highest EOI points score
  • oldest EOI submission date

This means that someone living in WA will receive an invitation before someone with higher points for example.

Secure WA state sponsorship and enjoy the amazing lifestyle on offer!

Invitations for WA State nomination are likely to be issued monthly. The number of invitations issued each month may vary, depending on the number of applications being processed by WA Migration Services. If you are invited, WA Migration Services will contact you via email with a link to the State nomination application form.  Having an eligible EOI submitted in SkillSelect does not guarantee you will receive an invitation for State nomination.

Move to WA

Interested in moving to Western Australia? Book a consultation with our Migration Agent to discuss your visa options in detail.

We also have some WA jobs here: https://visa-go.com/jobs-in-australia/

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