Immigration South Australia

Interstate graduates can access occupations on the Lists of State Nominated Occupations if they meet requirements. 

Refer to the interstate graduate table below to work out if you meet the requirements to apply for state nomination by occupation list and nomination type. 

Your eligibility depends on where you gained your work experience (in South Australia, interstate or offshore), where you are currently residing and if you meet chain migration requirements.  You must meet all state nomination requirements.

Scenarios for graduates who studied outside of South Australia

Scenario State nomination Availability by Visa type Lists of State Nominated Occupations

Residing offshore or in South Australia and meet the general work experience requirements

(do not meet chain migration or minimum worked in South Australia requirements)

489* if graduated within last 3 years.  

489* and 190* if graduated more than 3 years ago.

State Nominated Occupation List
Residing offshore or in South Australia and meet chain migration 190 and 489* 

Supplementary Skilled List or special conditions apply

Residing offshore or in South Australia and have at least 6 months skilled work experience in South Australia in the last 3 years (post graduation).

190 and 489*  State Nominated Occupation List

Residing interstate 

Chain migration, South Australian work experience or high points do not override this Commitment to South Australia restriction

Can’t apply  
Residing in South Australia and  relying on Australian work experience with less than 6 months South Australian work experience Can’t apply  
Residing in South Australia: living and working in nominated or closely related occupation for 12 months in South Australia or 6 months in country region of South Australia. 190 and 489*

All lists

Supplementary Skilled List and special conditions


*Please note for some occupations you can only apply for a 489 provisional visa