State Sponsored Australia Visa Options for Accountants

State Sponsored Australia Visa Options for Accountants

Internationally qualified Accountants are eligible to immigrate to Australia via the points based Skilled Migration program.

Eligible applicants can apply for the following visa subclasses:

  • Subclass 189 PR
  • Subclass 190 PR
  • Subclass 491: Temp to PR

 

Subclass 189 is administered on a Federal basis. This allows holders to live and work anywhere in Australia from the start.

However, because the Australian Migration process for Accountants is adversarial, applicants must look to maximize their points score at every state in the process.

Applying for the subclass 189 does not bring any extra points to the overall score. However, receiving State Nomination for the 190 visa adds 5 points to an applicants score and the Nomination for the 491 adds 15 extra points to the overall result.

State Nomination requires an applicant to live and work in the nominating State for two years before being free to live and work anywhere in Australia.

Accountants receiving a 491 nomination will be expected to live outside the major metropolitan areas. However, Perth and Gold Coast are considered ‘regional’ for immigration purposes.

States Currently Nominating Accountants

New South Wales

 

NSW Subclass 190 Visa Allocation for Accountants in 2024:

  • 2,650 places

 

NSW Subclass 491 Visa Allocation for Accountants in 2024:

  • 1,500 places

 

New South Wales 190 Visa

 

  • Eligibility: Available to candidates who are currently residing in NSW or offshore and have continuously done so for a minimum period of six months.

 

  • Selection Process: The selection process is competitive. Invitation rounds occur ongoing throughout the financial year without set dates or prior announcements.

 

NSW Regional Areas 491 Visa

 

Pathway 1 (Stream A)

 

  • Eligibility: Available to Accountants who have been living in a designated regional area of NSW, for at least the previous six months with the same regional NSW-based employer.

 

  • Salary Requirement: Minimum of the TSMIT salary level (prorated if under 38 hours per week): $70,000.

 

Pathway 2 (Stream B)

 

  • Eligibility: Available to Accountants who are currently residing in NSW or offshore and have continuously done so for a minimum period of three months.

 

  • High-Ranking EOIs: Accountants with high-ranking EOIs in occupations  sectors may be considered during invitation rounds.

 

By focusing on these pathways, candidates can enhance their chances of securing a visa to live and work in New South Wales, Australia.

Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)

 

Victoria Subclass 190 Visa Allocation for 2024:

  • 2,700 places

 

Victoria Subclass 491 Visa Allocation for 2024

  • 600 places

 

Victoria 190 Visa for Accountants

 

There are no employment or work requirements for Victorian nomination for a subclass 190 visa as an Accountant.

If the applicant is living in Australia, they must be currently living in Victoria at the time of nomination to be eligible for Victorian Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination.

International applicants are also eligible to apply for Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination.

 

Victoria 491 Visa Nomination for Accountants

 

If the applicant is in Australia, they must be living and working in regional Victoria in skilled employment at the time of nomination. If the applicant does not live in Australia this requirement does not apply.

The Department of Home Affairs has classified some outer suburbs of Melbourne as part of regional Victoria.

Eligible Postcodes in Victoria:

  • 3211 to 3232
  • 3235
  • 3240
  • 3328
  • 3330 to 3333
  • 3340 and 3342
  • 3097 to 3099
  • 3139
  • 3233 to 3234
  • 3236 to 3239
  • 3241 to 3325
  • 3329
  • 3334
  • 3341
  • 3345 to 3424
  • 3430 to 3799
  • 3809 to 3909
  • 3912 to 3971
  • 3978 to 3996

Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)

 

Queensland’s Quota for Subclass 190 Visa in 2024:

  • 900 places

 

Queensland’s Quota for Subclass 491 Visa in 2024:

  • 650 places

 

Queensland 190 Nomination requirements for Accountants

 

  • Applicants must have a points-test result of 75 or higher.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a three-month history of living in Queensland and engaging in full-time post-qualification employment as an Accountant prior to submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI). They must maintain this employment status during the EOI assessment.
  • Applicants need to show proof of ongoing full-time employment as an Accountant for an additional twelve months at the time of submitting their EOI.
  • Invitations will be extended exclusively to applicants working in an accounting firm or a medium to larger-sized business. Applicants must hold qualifications as a CPA, CA or IPA.

 

Queensland 190 Nomination requirements for Accountants

 

  • Applicants must have a points-test result of 65 or higher (inclusive of state nomination points).
  • Applicants are required to show proof of residing and working full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in regional Queensland as an Accountant when submitting their EOI and must maintain this employment status throughout the EOI assessment.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of ongoing full-time employment (minimum 30 hours per week) in regional Queensland for an additional six months at the time of submitting their EOI in their nominated occupation.
  • Invitations will be extended exclusively to applicants working in an accounting firm or a medium to larger-sized business. Applicants must either hold qualifications as a CPA, CA, or IPA, or be in the process of pursuing these qualifications.
  • Eligible Postcodes: 4019–4022, 4025, 4037, 4074, 4076–4078, 4124–4125, 4133, 4183–4184, 4207–4275, 4280–4287, 4300–4301, 4303–4498, 4500–4512, 4514–4519, 4521, 4550–4575, 4580–4895.

 

South Australia

 

South Australia (SA) offers visa nomination opportunities for Accountants through two main streams: the Subclass 190 Visa and the Subclass 491 Visa, with allocations of 1,100 and 1,200 places respectively for the 2024 program.

Accountant applicants for the 190 and 491 subclasses do not have to be living in South Australia at the time of application, there are no job offer requirements although candidates are expected to have a minimum points score of 65.

 

Western Australia

 

Western Australia (WA) is offering nomination opportunities for skilled migration to Accountants through the Subclass 190 Visa Program, with a quota availability of 1,500 places, and the Subclass 491 Visa Program, with 850 places allocated for 2024.

For subclass 190 Nomination, applicants must secure an employment contract for full-time employment for at least 6 months in Western Australia as an Accountant.

For subclass 491 Nomination no job offer is required. Perth is classed as a regional area for Immigration purposes.

For both visa subclasses, Western Australia requires and IELTS score of at least 6 in all bands or equivalent in other accepted language tests.

UK, Irish, American, Canadian and New Zealand Citizens are exempt from the English Language requirements.

 

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