Capital: Hobart

Situated alongside a beautiful deep water port, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city. Hobart is world renowned for the quality of its innovative shipbuilding industry. The population of Hobart is 203,600.

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 Tasmania, 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 Hobart, or 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 the steps you will need to take in order to obtain them.

Regional Skilled Migration

The entire state of Tasmania is considered a regional area for Skilled Migration purposes and as a Tasmanian Regional Nominated visa holder (489), or a Tasmanian Skilled Nominated (190) visa holder, you and your family could live anywhere within the State.

This visa requires nomination by the State Government.  The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts’ Business and Skilled Migration unit has been appointed by the Minister for Immigration to perform this role in Tasmania.

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 Tasmanian nominations for each migration program year in accordance with the State Migration Plan. The Tasmanian Government nominates eligible applicants having regard to the number of places available for people with occupations, skills and experience required in Tasmania.