Capital: Adelaide

Adelaide is often referred to as the culinary mecca of the Australian States and Territories. The region features some of Australia’s best wines and is home to some of the greatest regional festivals. Those who enjoy a Mediterranean climate will no doubt appreciate the dry climate of South Australia. The population of Adelaide is 1,129,300.

State Nomination

States and Territories in Australia regularly review which skills are needed in a particular area to help boost the economy.

If you would like to live in South Australia, the State Government may be able to nominate you for a Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa, or a Skilled Regional Sponsored subclass 489 visa. This would allow you to live and work in either Adelaide, or other specific regions of the State.

Be sure to check whether you qualify before you apply for either of the State nominated visa streams, or you can remove any doubt by applying for a Skilled Migration Assessment which will determine which Skilled Migration visas’ are available to you, and what steps you need to take in order to obtain them.

Regional Skilled Migration

The entirety of South Australia is considered a regional area for Skilled Migration purposes and as a South Australian Skilled Regional Nominated visa holder (489), or a South Australian Skilled Nominated (190) visa holder, you and your family can live anywhere within South Australia.

This visa requires nomination from Immigration SA, a unit within the South Australian Government Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. 

The following regions may be available for Skilled Migration in South Australia:

  • Adelaide and Surrounds
  • Barossa Region
  • Far North Region
  • Limestone Coast Region
  • Murraylands and Riverland Region
  • Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region
  • York and Mid North Region

Be sure to check whether you qualify before applying for regional skilled migration, or ask us to assess your eligibility for the skilled migration program.

Remember that DIAC limits the number of South Australian nominations for each migration program year in accordance with the State Migration Plan. The South Australian Government nominates eligible applicants having regard to the number of places available for people with occupations, skills and experience required in South Australia.