IMPORTANT UPDATE: State requirements for 190 visa

Applicants who have a nominated occupation identified on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) or Graduate occupation list (GOL) may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190); or
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).​

The WASMOL is available to applicants who intend to use the general stream.

The GOL is available for applicants who intend to use the graduate stream.

​From December 2019, the Graduate Stream for State Nomination will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above.

The first invitation round to include VET graduates will be issued in December 2019.

Other changes to the graduate stream are:

Current requirement

New requirement (December 2019)

Study in WA At least 2 years study in WA at a WA university At least 2 years study in WA at one or more WA education providers studying ELICOS, VET at a registered training organisation or Higher Education providers
Work experience

Job Offer

12 months Australian work experience in nominated or closely related occupation


12 month contract of employment in nominated or closely related occupation

6 months Australian work experience in the applicants nominated occupation on the Graduate Occuation List


6 month contract of employment in the applicants nominated occupation on the Graduate Occuation List

A new Graduate Occupation List and these updated requirements for the Graduate Stream will be published on the website prior to the December invitation round.

Please check the status of your occupation on the applicable list to see if it is currently available for State nomination and eligible for your intended visa subclass and qualification type (if using the graduate stream). Occupations may become unavailable without notice.

To determine your eligibility to apply, consult the Criteria for State nomination​​ and the State nomination requirements page.

State nomination applicants will have to compete with all potential employees in the Western Australian labour market to secure any available or advertised position.

For occupations which require licensing or registration before being permitted to work in Western Australia, a positive skills assessment and State nomination do not guarantee you will meet the licensing or registration requirements of the relevant licensing or registration authority. Those considering applying for Western Australian nomination are advised to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify their suitability for licensing or registration.​

Notes on using the occupation lists

​Occupations may have the following status.

  • Available: occupation is available for nomination
  • Under review: occupation is under review and invitations to apply for State
    nomination will be limited pending the outcome of the review
  • Closed: occupation is closed for invitations

​The occupations identified on the occupation lists do not relate to any specific job vacancies, nor represent any guarantee of a job, but rather identify occupations that are considered a priority for the State. It is recommended that you research employment opportunities in Western Australia (in your occupation) before making the decision to migrate.

You will need to have a skills assessment suitable for migration purposes in your nominated occupation. See the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on skills assessments and skills assessing authorities.

 2018 Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List​

ANZSCO code​​​​ ​Skilled Occupation Eligible visas ​ ​ Status
190 visa** ​489 visa**
252711 Audiologist Y Available
​253316 Gastroenterologist Y Y ​Available
253111 General Practitioner Y Available
254111 Midwife Y ​Available
​253513 ​Neurosurgeon Y​ Y​ Available​
​253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist​ Y​ ​Y Available​
251412 Orthoptist​ Y ​Y ​​Available
​253515 Otorhinolaryngologist​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253411 Psychiatrist​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253918 Radiation Oncologist​ Y​ Y​ Available​
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)​ ​Y ​Available
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) ​Y Available​
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) Y Available
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Y Available
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Y Available
253323 Rheumatologist ​Y Y Available
251214 Sonographer ​Y ​Y Available
​253521 ​Vascular Surgeon ​Y Y Available

2018 Graduate occupation list

ANZSCO code ​Occupation List
Eligible Visas
​PhD and Masters graduates  Bachelor and higher degree graduates ​   Status

​190 visa** ​489 visa** ​ ​
​221111 Accountant (General)
Y Y Y Available
​233911 ​Aeronautical Engineer ​Y Y Y Y ​Available
​231111 ​Aeroplane Pilot Y​ ​Y ​Y ​Available
​234111 ​Agricultural Consultant ​Y Y​ ​Y ​Y ​Available
​234112 ​Agricultural Scientist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​411111 ​Ambulance Officer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253211 Anaesthetist​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​232111 Architect​ ​Y ​Y ​Y Y​ ​Available
​252711 ​Audiologist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​271111 Barrister​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253312 Cardiologist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​272111 ​Careers Counsellor ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​233111 ​Chemical Engineer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​233211 Civil Engineer​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253313 Clinical Haematologist​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​272311 Clinical Psychologist​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​252311 ​Dental Specialist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​252312 Dentist​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253911 Dermatologist​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​261312 ​Developer Programmer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​​Available
​233311 Electrical Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​​Available
​233411 Electronics Engineer​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist​ ​Y Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253315 Endocrinologist ​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233915 Environmental Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251311 Environmental Health Officer​ Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​132211 Finance Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222311 Financial Investment Adviser​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222312 Financial Investment Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
253316 ​Gastroenterologist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253111 ​General Practitioner ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​234411 Geologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233212 Geotechnical Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251511 Hospital Pharmacist​ Y​ Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​262112 ​ICT Security Specialist ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
233511 Industrial Engineer ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251512 Industrial Pharmacist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​411112 ​Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​253317 Intensive Care Specialist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233112 Materials Engineer​ ​Y ​Y Y Y​ ​Available
​233512 Mechanical Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Y Availabl​e
​251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253314 Medical Oncologist​ ​Y ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253999 Medical Practitioners nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241311 ​Middle School Teacher Y​  Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254111 ​Midwife ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
233916 Naval Architect ​Y Y​ Y Y​ ​Available
​253318 Neurologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253513 ​Neurosurgeon ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254211 ​Nurse Educator ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​254411 Nurse Practitioner ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253913 ​Obstetrician and Gynaecologist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252411 Occupational Therapist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
253914 Ophthalmologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252112 Osteopath ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253515 ​Otorhinolaryngologist  Y ​Y Y​ ​Y ​Available
253321 Paediatrician​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253915 Pathologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252511 Physiotherapist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252611 Podiatrist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241213 Primary School Teacher​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233513 ​Production or Plant Engineer ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253411 ​Psychiatrist Y​ ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​272399 Psychologists​ nec ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233213 Quantity Surveyor​ Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253918 ​Radiation Oncologist ​Y Y​ ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​254413 ​Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254414 ​Registered Nurse (Community Health) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254415 ​Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​254422 ​Registered Nurse (Mental Health) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​254499 Registered Nurses nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253322 Renal Medicine Specialist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​132511 Research and Development Manager Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253112 Resident Medical Officer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253323 ​Rheumatologist ​Y Y​ ​Y ​Y ​Available
​241411 Secondary School Teacher​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272511 Social Worker ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​261313 ​Software Engineer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​271311 Solicitor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241511 Special Needs Teacher​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253399 Specialist Physicians nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252712 Speech Pathologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233214 Structural Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253511 Surgeon (General) Y​ Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​232212 Surveyor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
263311 Telecommunications Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233215 Transport Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y Y ​Available
​232611 Urban and Regional Planner​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Available
​253518 Urologist ​Y Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​253521 ​Vascular Surgeon ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​234711 ​Veterinarian Y​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​

​141999 ​Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​224111 Actuary​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Available
​252211 ​Acupuncturist ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
225111 Advertising Specialist ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
261311 Analyst Programmer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249211 ​Art Teacher (Private Tuition) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​212111 Artistic Director​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212212 ​Book or Script Editor ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​141211 ​Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager ​Y ​Y ​Available
​232213 ​Cartographer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​252111 Chiropractor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222111 Commodities Trader​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​221211 Company Secretary​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​234311 Conservation Officer​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212411 ​Copywriter ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​132111 Corporate Services Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272199 Counsellors nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249212 ​Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
211112 ​Dancer or Choreographer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​262111 Database Administrator​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251111 Dietitian​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249111 Education Adviser​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272312 Educational Psychologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​233914 Engineering Technologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ Available​
​221213 External Auditor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212314 ​Film and Video Editor ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222112 Finance Broker​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222199 Financial Brokers nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222299 Financial Dealers nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222211 Financial Market Dealer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224212 Gallery or Museum Curator​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​232411 Graphic Designer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224213 Health Information Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251911 ​Health Promotion Officer ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​223111 Human Resource Adviser Y​ Y​ ​Available
​225211 ICT Account Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​261111 ICT Business Analyst​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​225212 ICT Business Development Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer​ Y​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​225213 ICT Sales Representative​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​263212 ICT Support Engineer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​263213 ​ICT Systems Test Engineer ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224999 Information and Organisation Professionals nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​232511 Interior Designer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​221214 Internal Auditor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212499 Journalists and Other Writers nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​139913 Laboratory Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224511 Land Economist​ ​Y Y​ Y ​Available
​232112 Landscape Architect ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224912 Liaison Officer​ Y​ Y​ Available​
​224611 ​Librarian ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​221112 ​Management Accountant Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224711 Management Consultant​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​225112 Market Research Analyst​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​225113 Marketing Specialist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224112 Mathematician​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​211212 Music Director​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​211299 Music Professionals nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249214 ​Music Teacher (Private Tuition) ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​252213 ​Naturopath ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272313 Organisational Psychologist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224914 Patents Examiner​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​234914 Physicist ^ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​224412 Policy Analyst Y​ Y​ ​Available
​132411 Policy and Planning Manager​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212413 Print Journalist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249299 Private Tutors and Teachers nec ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212315 Program Director (Television or Radio)​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272314 Psychotherapist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​131114 ​Public Relations Manager ​Y ​Y ​Available
224214 Records Manager ​Y Y​ Y​ Available​
​223112 Recruitment Consultant​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​251513 Retail Pharmacist​ Y​ Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272499 Social Professionals nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​261314 ​Software Tester Y​ Y​ ​Y ​Available
​241599 ​Special Education Teachers nec ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212316 Stage Manager​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​222213 Stockbroking Dealer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​272115 Student Counsellor​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​262113 Systems Administrator​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​261112 Sys​tems Analyst ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​221113 Taxation Accountant​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​249311 ​Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212317 Technical Director​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​225499 Technical Sales Representatives nec​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212415 ​Technical Writer ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​212416 Television Journalist​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​252214 ​Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner ​Y ​Y ​Y ​Available
​224512 Valuer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​212318 Video Producer​ ​Y Y​ Y​ ​Available
​261212 ​Web Developer ​Y Y​ ​Y ​Available
​234213 Wine Maker​ Y​ Y​ Available

Australian and New Zealand Classification of Occupations

**190 Visa = Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
**489 Visa = Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

^ The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs allows only Medical Physicists to be eligible for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) (State nominated).

Regional Areas (Western Australia)

On a Nominated Regional visa (subclass 489), you are required to live and work in a regional or low population growth metropolitan area.

You cannot live or work in the capital city of Perth.

In Western Australia there are nine areas which are considered to be regional:

Mid West
South West
Great Southern

Below are the postcodes for areas which are considered regional in Western Australia.

​Western Australia
except Perth and
surrounding areas
​6041 to 6799

If you are invited to apply for Western Australian State nomination, you must select and research your preferred region. The State nomination application form includes a multiple choice questionnaire which will test your knowledge on your preferred region.

Select a state below to see it’s requirements:

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State and territory requirements

Each state and territory has its own list of occupations, requirements and processes you must follow.

More information about the requirements and processes on how Australian states or territories nominate applicants is available.