The Department of Home Affairs announced that 10 September 2019 will be the last day for States and Territories to be able to nominate and issue invitations for subclass 489 applicants.
Victoria’s Skilled & Business Migration Program (SBMP) will close subclass 489 nominations on 5 September 2019 (11.59pm AEST) and will not be accepting any new subclass 489 nomination applications after this time. This will not affect applications already lodged with our office.
SBMP will finalise subclass 489 applications lodged on or before 5 September by 10 September 2019. If your client receives an invitation to lodge a subclass 489 visa with the Department of Home Affairs, please lodge the visa within 60 days of invitation, as the program will be unable to issue you with another nomination from 10 September 2019.