Tasmania skilled migration program

Tasmania Skilled Migration Program is Reopening!

Australia has an abundance of opportunities for people who have the right set of skills in their related occupations. Also, Australia appreciates those talented individuals who have a spark to make a difference in their lives. In this article, we will talk about an Australian state Tasmania which is now reopening its skilled migration program.


The Australian economy is strong and dynamic. It is dependent on the contributions from different industrial sectors like tourism, education, manufacturing, agriculture, etc. all these industrial sectors need hardworking and skilled manpower that can help that sector perform better and grow.


Similarly, every Australian state has its own need for skilled individuals that they require in some specific occupations. This gives opportunities to many skilled individuals from all over the world to come and work in Australia in the different industrial sectors.  If you want to learn more about it consult our Migration Agent Melbourne.

Tasmania Skilled Migration Program is reopening

According to recent news Tasmania is reopening its skilled migration program for 29th Jan 2021. This means that people can now apply for skilled nominated visa subclass 190 and regional skilled visa subclass 491. Tasmania also comes under the regional banner which implies that one can work and live in Australia and with that he or she can also earn various benefits regional Australia has to offer.

Why Tasmania?

Tasmania like every other Australian state has so much to offer and with that, it has many unique traits that set it apart from other states and territories.


Let have a look at those points which makes Tasmania one of the very best options for skilled migrants.

  • Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It’s the capital city of Hobart. Tasmania has all the facilities other parts of Australia have to offer like elevated lifestyle, quality education, modern health care facilities, employment opportunities, etc.
  • The cost of living in Tasmania is much cheaper than in other famous parts of the country. Tasmania offers affordable housing, transport and other basic facilities. One can enjoy all the luxuries of life Australia has to offer at a much more affordable cost in Tasmania.
  • This state also has many globally renowned institutions. The quality of education it has to offer is amazing. Living, working and studying in Tasmania can open various doors to bright prospects for you. Tasmania also comes under the regional banner which means that one can also enjoy the perks of studying in a regional Australian institution along with getting a world-recognized degree from there.
  • Tasmania is categorized as regional Australia. The Australian government is stressing greatly the development of its regional areas and hence it is creating many employment opportunities to attract skilled migrants, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world. This implies that it has many employment and work-related opportunities for everyone.
  • Tasmania has an enviable lifestyle. It has the cleanest air in the world. It offers an excellent environment for you and your family. 40 percent of its land is whether a national park or is a world heritage site. Imagine living in a place where you can always take a stall at a beach after a long day or can go on an adventure not far from your home. Tasmania has all this for you.

Tasmania Skilled Migration Program is reopening for which visas?

Tasmania skilled migration program is opening for the following visas:

Skilled nominated visa subclass 190

Skilled independent visa subclass 190 is a permanent visa. For this visa, one needs to be nominated by the state or territory. Every Australian state and territory publishes a list of occupations in which they require skilled individuals.



  • to live in Australia permanently
  • one can enjoy all the benefits of Australian permanent residents like Medicare and other benefits provided by the state
  • the holder of this visa can also sponsor other family members


Eligibility conditions of this visa:

  • The applicant should be less than 45 years of age
  • Must belong to a profession that is listed in the relevant occupational list
  • Should get his or her skill assessed and the result of the assessment should be positive
  • The minimum required score in the point score test is 65
  • Should be nominated by the state to apply for the visa
  • Should meet all health and character conditions.
  • Must know competent English

Skilled regional visa subclass 491

Australian Regional Visa Subclass 491 is a new subclass. This visa subclass is for a skilled individual who wants to come and work in regional parts of Australia. Visa subclass 491 allows one to come, live and work in regional Australia for 5 years and it also has a pathway to Australian PR. One can apply for PR after 3 years of living and working in regional Australia if he or she fulfills all the required conditions.


This visa entitles you to:

  • The holder of this visa can come and live in Australia for 5 years
  • One can work in regional Australia on this visa
  • Enjoy benefits like the Medicare health program
  • Can apply for the PR pathway after 3 years of fulfilling the conditions.


Eligibility criteria:


  • State nomination is mandatory to apply for this visa subclass.
  • Must be related to the occupation listed in the relevant occupation list
  • The skill assessment result should be positive
  • The age of the applicant should be less than 45 years.
  • The applicant must meet all the character and health requirements
  • Must get invited to apply for this visa subclass
  • The minimum required score in the point score test is 65
  • Should meet all health and character conditions.
  • Must know competent English


This was all about Tasmania skilled migration program that is reopening. For more official details of this program.


If you want any information about it or if you need more guidance about the application in this program, consult with The Migration, Australia.


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I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

Consult with me for legal advice on Australian visas to permanently live, study, and work in Australia.