South Australia Publishes New Wanted Skills List

The South Australian Government has published an updated wanted skilled occupations list, taking effect from today, and effective for the year to the 30th of June, 2016.

Individuals who have one of the occupations on the SA list can apply for sponsorship, with a view to progressing an application for a subclass 190 or 489 visa – an application under one of these subclasses is often preferred over a subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa as securing 55 points is all that is needed for a 190 visa (50 for a 489). The 5 points that are granted for State or Territory Government sponsorship of a 190 visa, or the 10 points for sponsorship of a 489 visa then achieves the points threshold of 60.

The new SA list is available here.

For those who do not have an occupation on the South Australia wanted skills list but who have:

> An immediate family member living in Australia (grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, brother or sister), and

> An occupation on South Australia’s Supplementary Skilled List

sponsorship by the SA Government may still be available under what the SA Government calls Chain Migration.

We invite those who are interested in the above to complete the Enquiry Form on this webpage for a free discussion with us about your Australian visa options.