15 Nov 2019

Changes to Northern Territory Government visa nominations

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From 16 November 2019, the subclass 489 visa is being replaced with a new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491.

The Northern Territory Government nomination online application system will close on 16 November 2019 and re-open on Monday 9 December 2019.

You will not be able to apply for the subclass 190 or subclass 491 nomination during this period.

If you are an onshore applicant and your visa expires before 9 December 2019, please provide evidence of your visa expiry date (for example, extract from VEVO) by email to

From 9 December a fee of AUD 300 (plus GST where applicable) will be charged for subclass 190 and subclass 491 nomination applications.

This fee is non-refundable. You will be charged an application fee for each future application you submit.

The application fee must be paid online at the time of the application submission.

More information on subclass 491 nominations will be available on this website soon.