Tasmania 2020-21 Migration Program Update – Interim Visa Nomination Allocations

The Department of Home Affairs has issued an interim allocation of subclass 132, 188, 190 and 491 visa nomination places to states and territories. These allocations will be updated after the federal budget is handed down in October 2020.

Applications will be nominated based on following 3 priorities:

  • High quality subclass 188 and 132 nomination applications
  • Applicants critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to COVID-19, including:
    • Individuals providing critical or specialist medical services
    • Critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services
    • Delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery
  • Applicants currently in Australia who can demonstrate their capacity to meaningful contribution towards Australia’s economic recovery


Applications lodged before 1PM AEST, 25th August 2020

All applicants should receive an email from Migration Tasmania to choose from the below options:

  • Request priority consideration if engaged in critical role supporting the health system or Tasmanian economy, or
  • Withdraw and get a full refund for the nomination application, or
  • Continue with their application

Important point to note here is that applicants who are not employed in critical roles will not be nominated unless they can strongly demonstrate that their nomination will genuinely benefit Tasmania’s economic recovery.

Applications lodged after 1PM AEST, 25th August 2020

All new applications must meet the minimum requirements of the chosen nomination category and demonstrate that the applicant is critical to Tasmania’s economic recovery. Applicant must provide a letter of support from their employer clearly explaining how their role is critical.

Critical Roles

  • Direct Engagement – directly assisting in Tasmania‚Äôs COVID-19 response directly engaged by Tasmanian Government
  • Medical Services – providing critical or specialist medical services or delivering medical supplies. This includes all general nursing and medical positions with the Tasmanian Health Service
  • Essential Goods and Services – directly involved in the supply of essential goods and services (medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and the maritime industry) including highly skilled and specialised roles in:
    • infrastructure engineering and maintenance, large-/high-complexity bridges, irrigation schemes, transport logistics planning and maintenance
    • agriculture
    • the supply of essential goods and services which would be in jeopardy without the applicant.
  • Critical sectors – delivering services in sectors critical to economic recovery such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and television production and emerging technology which:
    • must be high value/ highly skilled/ specialised roles
    • would normally include a significant and recognised contribution to export income, significant flow-on employment and economic benefits, high-value national/ international exposure.

For more detailed information on these changes, please visit Migration Tasmania.

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