Immigration South Australia

As of 1 March 2018, if you have 90 points (including state nomination points) on the Department of Home Affairs points test, you will be able to access additional occupations (special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List). 

  • You can apply for either a 489 or 190 visa provided you meet the minimum high points requirement and all other skilled nomination requirements.Please note for some occupations,you can only apply for a 489 provisional visa. Some occupations have been closed for high points nomination for the rest of the program year – see details at the bottom of this page
  • Should you require 10 points for state nomination in order to reach 90 points on the Department of Home Affairs points test, please ensure that you are aware of the conditions of the provisional 489 visa.
  • Immigration SA will request documents in the online application form to verify the points claimed in your SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI), and will work closely with Department of Home Affairs if required to confirm point claims.
  • State nomination does not guarantee employment opportunities, so you must thoroughly research job opportunities for your skills before applying. You may be able to use your skills in related skilled occupations. If you are able to achieve high points, your strong qualifications, experience and English will help you in your search for jobs.
  • Occupations on the Supplementary Skill List may have certain barriers to being immediately eligible for employment.  Please research your employment opportunities thoroughly. It is your responsibility to determine if your occupation requires further training, or if it has registration, licensing, residency or other requirements before you can work in South Australia. 
  • Quotas apply to nominations in the high points category. Once this quota is reached, applications under this category may be closed for certain occupations or further requirements may apply, such as a higher points requirement. 

The occupations listed below are no longer available for nomination under the high points category (this applies to applications submitted on or after 19 February 2018).

  • 132211 Finance Manager
  • 221111 Accountant (General)
  • 221112 Management Accountant
  • 221113 Taxation Accountant
  • 221213 External Auditor
  • 221214 Internal Auditor 
  • 222112 Finance Broker
  • 222199 Financial Brokers nec
  • 222211 Financial Market Dealer
  • 222299 Financial Dealers nec
  • 222311 Financial Investment Adviser
  • 222312 Financial Investment Manager
  • 225113 Marketing Specialist