SA Skilled Visa 190/491 – Currently working in South Australia long-term residents in SA

WA visa 190/491 open

If you are currently living and working in South Australia

You may qualify for this stream and additional concessions and waivers.

  • You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated occupation in South Australia
  • If you are working part time (less than 35 hours per week) you may be offered a 491 nomination.

If you are applying for subclass 491 nomination

you must be currently working

  • for the last 6 months in South Australia,
  • unless specified differently for your occupation.

If you are applying for subclass 190 nomination

you must be currently working

  • for the last 12 months in South Australia,
  • unless specified differently for your occupation.

What are other requirements?

You must meet the

  • Department of Home Affairs requirements for the 491 or 190 visa subclasses

You must meet the

  • state nomination requirements and the specific requirements listed for your nominated occupation.

If you are a 457, 482 or 494 visa holder with more than 12 months remaining on your visa, you must provide a letter from your current employer consenting to your state nomination application.

If you are living and working in outer regional South Australia.

Concessions and waivers to the work experience requirements are available for applicants who are living and working in outer regional South Australia.

Regional South Australia definition

Outer Regional

The Outer Regional postcodes listed below are included in the regional definition and are able to access state nomination regional / requirement concessions.

  1. 5220  5271
  2. 5221  5272
  3. 5222  5273
  4. 5223  5275

5238 5276

  1. 5259  5277
  2. 5260  5278
  3. 5261  5279
  4. 5262  5280
  5. 5263  5290
  6. 5264  5291
  7. 5265  5301
  8. 5266  5302
  9. 5267  5303
  10. 5268  5304
  11. 5269  5306
  12. 5270  5307
  1. 5308  5346 5420
  2. 5309  5354 5421
  3. 5310  5356 5422
  4. 5311  5357 5431
  1. 5320  5374 5432
  2. 5321  5381 5433
  3. 5322  5401 5434
  1. 5330  5410 5440
  2. 5331  5411 5451
  3. 5332  5412 5452
  4. 5333  5413 5453
  1. 5340  5414 5454
  2. 5341  5415 5455
  3. 5342  5416 5460
  4. 5343  5417 5461
  5. 5344  5418 5462
  6. 5345  5419 5464

5470 5523 5471 5540 5472 5550 5473 5552

5480 5554 5481 5555 5482 5556 5483 5558 5485 5560 5490 5570 5491 5571 5493 5572 5495 5573 5510 5575 5520 5576 5521 5577 5522 5580

5581 5640 5710 5582 5641 5713 5583 5642 5715 5600 5650 5717 5601 5651 5719 5602 5652 5720 5603 5653 5722 5604 5654 5723 5605 5655 5724 5606 5660 5725 5607 5661 5730 5608 5670 5731 5609 5671 5732 5630 5680 5733

5631 5690 5734 5632 5700
5633 5701

Visa 491 eligibility – Regional area

  • If you are currently residing and working for the last 12 months in outer regional South Australia
  • in any occupation (does not have to be a skilled occupation nor related to your nominated occupation)
  • you may be eligible to be nominated for a 491 visa nomination.

Noting that Reasons for being unable to meet the published requirements, you could still apply for a visa 491 nomination.

  • include visa expiry,
  • losing points for age,
  • or working less than 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight.

You should include a letter of support from your employer and a submission outlining why you should be considered for nomination.

What are SA Long-term residents?

Who is living and working in South Australia are eligible for waivers to the skilled work experience requirements.

Stream One: International Graduates and Partners 

  • If you are a former international graduate of South Australia or a partner currently residing in South Australia and:
    • you have resided continuously in South Australia (at time of state nomination application)
    • for the last 3 years for subclass 491, or
    • for the last 5 years for subclass 190, and
    • you are currently working for the last 12 months in South Australia in any skilled occupation, including all Skill Level 1, 2, 3 occupations and Skill Level 4 Carers and Aides occupations
    • your skilled work experience over the last 12 months in South Australia must be at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight.

Stream Two: Other temporary visa holders (excluding student and graduate visa holders)

  • You have resided in South Australia for at least 7 years  and continue to reside in South Australia
  • You must be currently working for the last 12 months in South Australia in any occupation (does not have to be a skilled occupation or related to your nominated occupation)
  • Your work experience over the last 12 months in South Australia must be at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight.

Applicants are eligible for a 491 nomination only.

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