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2020 to 2021 program year update

The Australian Government has not yet allocated nomination quotas to the states and territories for the 2020 to 2021 program year.

At this stage, onshore General Skilled Migration (GSM) nomination applications and all Business Investment and Innovation Program nomination applications will continue to be accepted and assessed, but no nominations can be issued until the Northern Territory has been allocated quotas. Offshore GSM nomination applications remain closed. We will update as further information becomes available.

Applicants must note that nominations are not guaranteed and the nomination application fee is non-refundable.

Read more on the 2020 to 2021 program year update.

COVID-19 information for temporary visa holders and sponsoring employers

This information is intended to help you with any general questions you may have in regards to temporary visas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We will update this information regularly.

COVID-19 visa update (pdf 155kb)
COVID-19 visa update (docx 65kb)

Visas that need a nomination from an employer

General skilled migration visas

These visas are for young, skilled people with good levels of English:

The subclasses 491 and 190 visas need a nomination from an Australian state or territory government such as Australia's Northern Territory Government.

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MINT program

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

The program assists overseas nationals get Northern Territory Government nomination. They need to show commitment to involvement with the Darwin Innovation Hub.

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory 2019/20 program has commenced. Read more on the program objectives, nomination criteria and how to take part.

For further information go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website.


Migrate to the Territory, Australia

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