Western Australia to double state nominated visas for 2024 to 2025

WA  doubles it’s State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) for new financial year  

WA State/Territory nominated visas

WA have announced that they will have 5,000 places in the 2024 to 2025 financial year for their  state nominated visa program. These visas are the Subclass 190 & Subclass 491 visas.

This is a significant increase from the 2,350 they had last year – 2023 to 2024.

The SNMP program that year was closed early, in February 2024, as the places had been exhausted. At the time WA made it clear that they needed more visa numbers.

“The State Government continues to advocate for nomination allocation numbers that meet the needs of the State.”

The doubling of numbers reflects the critical skills shortages in construction and healthcare.

2024 to 2025 – WA occupation lists to be finalised

The WA Skilled migration occupation lists (WASMOL) for 2024 to 2025 are yet to finalised. We will publish them when they are.

DAMA Agreements

There has also been an increase in the number of places, and occupations, made available under a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

Applicants for a visa under a DAMA need to be sponsored by an employer operating in a designated region, and for an occupation that is specified in the DAMA agreement.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options for 2024 to 25 please Contact Us.

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