This visa allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident

Submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect with details of your nominated occupation, skills and qualifications. SkillSelect will estimate a points score; if you score high enough, Australian state and territory government agencies will be able to view your EOI and decide if they want to nominate you.


This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay indefinitely, work and study, enrol health-related care and expenses, sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence, travel to and from Australia for five years, apply for citizenship if eligible


  • have a relevant occupation
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • meet the points test pass mark of 60 points
  • be nominated by a state or territory government agency
  • be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
  • have Competent English