The Department of Home Affairs has announced the transitional arrangements for the new
Skilled Work Regional visa (491).
The current information Home Affairs has supplied is that:
10 th September 2019 is the last day for States and Territory Governments to nominate and
for invitations to be issued to applicants for the subclass 489 visa.
15 th of November 2019 is the last day for applicants who have been invited to apply for a
subclass 489 visa to lodge a subclass 489 visa application.
16 th November 2019 is the first day that intending applicants can lodge an EOI for the new
subclass 491 visa. State and territory governments can nominate and invitations are able to
be issued for the 491 visa from this date.