The Department of Home Affairs has today released the specific allocations to each of the visa categories.
The Department has advised that the migration program has been specifically designed to achieve a range of social and economic outcomes that comprise of the ‘skill stream’, the ‘family stream’ and ‘special eligibility stream’ which covers visas for people in special circumstances (such as permanent residents returning to Australia after a substantial time away).
A summary can be found below:
|Employer Sponsored Visas||22,000|
|Skilled Independent (SC189)||6,500|
|State/Territory Nominated (SC491/SC190)||11,200|
|Business Innovation & Investment (SC188)||13,500|
|Global Talent Visas (GTI & GTES)||15,000|
|Distinguished Talent Visas||200|
|Partner Visas (SC820/309)||72,300|
|Other Family Visas||500|