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

State/Territory/Region Status 491 Information Availability
ACT - Australian Capital Territory CLOSED The 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020. from 1 January 2020
NSW CLOSED Applications for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will open in mid January 2020.
NT - Northern Territory OPEN Applications for Northern Territory Government nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 and Skilled Nominated visa subclass 190 will close on 16 November 2019 and re-open on Monday 9 December 2019. Monday 9 December 2019
QLD - Queensland OPEN The entire BSMQ Skilled Program will re-open shorty for both subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas. The exact date of the skilled program re-opening is yet to be confirmed. open from 25/11/2019
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 OPEN Applications for Victorian nomination under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa program will open from 9am Monday 18 November 2019. from 9am Monday 18 November 2019
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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