Invitation Round

7 February 2018 Invitation Round for Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)

Department of Home Affairs have published the new updated list of Invitation round till Feb 2018 as below:

Source:Department of Home Affairs – 7 February 2018 Invitation Update

Visa SubclassNumber of invitations
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)300
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)5


The following table presents the number of invitations issued during 2017-2018 program year:

Visa subclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)2000200035002500140060060030012900
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)21025693571010105651
Visa SubclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled Independent (Subclass 189)2000200035002500140060060030012900
Skilled Regional (Provisional subclass 489)21025693571010105651

Due to high levels of demand and workload in the department, the number of invitees in February has drastically decreased than the previous months. The total number of invitations for this financial year (July-February) has been 13,551 so there is likely to be increase in the number of invitations in the remaining financial year (February-June) by the Department of Home Affairs.


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