The Department of Home Affairs have released information on 14 September 2020 under Freedom of Information request (FOI) providing information on the number of Skilled – Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa applications lodged, granted and refused for applicants within and outside Australia for the period between July 2019 and August 2020.
According to the information, the following number of visas have been lodged, granted and refused during this period:
|Applications Lodged (Within Australia)||3,448|
|Applications Lodged (Outside Australia)||6,475|
|Applications Granted (Within Australia)||5,382|
|Applications Granted (Outside Australia)||7,475|
|Applications Refused (Within Australia)||141 – 146|
|Applications Refused (Outside Australia)||348|