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The below is a summary of the status of the new Visa Subclass 491 in all different states and territories.

Last update: 27 June 2020

State/Territory/Region Status 491 Information Availability
ACT – Australian Capital Territory OPEN The 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020. from 1 January 2020
NSW – New South Wales CLOSED Open from Monday 15 June 2020 until Friday 26 June 2020
NT – Northern Territory OPEN In response to COVID-19 outbreak Migration NT will stop accepting OFFSHORE General Skilled Migration applications from 12 midnight on Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice. Monday 9 December 2019
QLD – Queensland CLOSED closed from 15/06/2020
SA – South Australia OPEN Applications for visa Subclass 190 and new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional 491) visa will open from the first week in December 2019. from 4th December 2019
TAS – Tasmania OPEN Subclass 491 applications are NOW OPEN
VIC – Victoria CLOSED Applications for Victorian nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa program will open from 9am Monday 18 November 2019. From 28/05/2020 the program is closed
WA – Western Australia OPEN Invitations to apply for WA State nomination under the new 491 visa will commence on 21 November 2019. Open for nominations from 9 December 2019

General Requirements Visa Subclass 491

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