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State or territory nomination is a great way to migrate to Australia, but every state and territory wants to make sure they nominate people who genuinely intend to live there. If you are outside Australia, this is usually easy to prove.

However, if you’re living in Australia it is not easy to be nominated by a state or territory you don't live in. Here’s a summary of different residence requirements for state nomination for applicants in Australia (note: other requirements also apply):

New South Wales – No residence or job contract requirement

Victoria – You must have a letter of offer for a permanent position of at least 20 hours a week in your nominated occupation

South Australia – You must be living and working in South Australia with some exceptions for graduates of South Australian institutions

Tasmania – You need a full-time job offer from an employer who can prove a genuine need to employ someone in your position and has been operating for at least 12 months

Western Australia – You must have a contract for full-time employment for a minimum of one year in your nominated occupation

Northern Territory – You must have lived in the Northern Territory for at least six months and worked in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation

Queensland – You must have a contract for full-time employment for a minimum of one year in your nominated occupation

Australian Capital Territory – You must be living in Canberra. No members of your immediate family can be living in another Australian state or territory.

If you’re considering state nominated migration, contact us today on 08 6161 9239 to schedule a consultation.