Subclass 189 visa invitation round is run cyclically where individuals with highest points are invited to apply for 189 visa.
Skilled Independent Visa 189 invitation round will be run cyclically for the program year 2022-2023. Subclass 189 invitations in each round will vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the Department.
Subclass 189 Visa invitation rounds for Skilled Independent Visa are issued by the Department of Home Affairs cyclically for the program year. The total number of 189 invitations issued by the department depends upon the departmental priorities and Australian government policy. State or Territory government nominations for skilled migration visas are not impacted by the departmental invitation rounds.
Occupation ceiling may be applied to invitations issued for 189 visa Australia. This means there can be a maximum limit imposed on the number of invitations issued for a particular occupation group in each invitation round. This is done to ensure that general skilled migration program stays balanced by inviting applicants to apply for skilled migration across a variety of skilled occupations.
Occupation ceilings for Visa 189 Australia invitation are based on employment figures for each occupation. These employment figures are provided by Australian Bureau of Statistics and reflect the number of people employed for each occupation in Australia, and the demand for that occupation in the industry.
Occupation ceilings do not apply to state or territory nominations.
In each Skilled Independent Visa 189 invitation the highest ranked individuals by point score are invited to apply for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa. Those who have same points are prioritised based on the date when they reached their points score, with the expression of interest with earlier date will be given 189 visa invitation before the later date.
The table below shows the number of invitations issued for 25-May-2023 invitation round 189.
The next Subclass 189 Visa invitation round will be in December 2023.
State and Territory Government nominations are run throughout the month for eligible points tested individuals and are not impacted by Skilled Independent Visa 189 rounds. The number of prospective migrant who received nominations from State or Territory Governments from 01-July-2022 to 30-June-2023 is shown below: