Need help with state nomination?

New applications for the State Nominated Migration Program are being accepted with an interim Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) targeting those occupations which are of a specialist nature and have compelling evidence of unmet demand at a State level.

The State Government will be consulting with industry to develop a new list which is expected to be complete and operational in late May 2017.

Further information will be posted on the migration portal as it becomes available.

All applications received before suspension of the program on 13 March 2017 will be processed according to the criteria that were in place prior to this date. Invitations issued to intending migrants before 13 March will be honoured and their applications processed.


The Government of Western Australia nominates eligible migrants for the Skilled Nominated and Regional (Provisional) Skilled Nominated visa categories.

Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) processes nominations on behalf of the State Government. If you are nominated by SMWA, you are given an automatic invitation to apply for the visa from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Please contact the staff at Skilled Migration Western Australia, if you have any questions about the nomination process​.​

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Processing time for State nomination applications (days) 5