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 Subclass Number 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 subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 2500 1400 600 600 300 12900
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 57 10 10 10 5 651
Total 2210 2256 3593 2557 1410 610 610 305 13551
Visa SubclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled Independent (Subclass 189)2000200035002500140060060030012900
Skilled Regional (Provisional subclass 489)21025693571010105651
Total2210225635932557141061061030513551

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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