Australia - have a voice in the occupation lists

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business regularly reviews the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they are responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia. These lists underpin a range of employer-sponsored, points-tested, state-nominated and training visa programs.

The next update to Australia’s skilled migration occupation lists is scheduled to be announced in March 2020.

On 4 September 2019, the Department commenced a review of the skilled migration occupation lists.

Visa Executive always encourages our clients to make their voice heard and to participate in Government.  The Department of Employment are currently meeting with interested stakeholders. If you would like to meet with representatives of the Department please email

Please note: the online submission process is not yet open. Please see the Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists page for the review timeline and details on when you can make a submission to us.

Indicative review timeline

Indicative skilled migration occupation list review timeline



4 September 2019

  • Commence review
  • Commence consultation

December 2019

  • Publish Traffic Light Bulletin outlining outcomes of initial labour market analysis, stakeholder consultation and views from across government. The purpose of the Traffic Light Bulletin is to identify which occupations have been flagged for a change in status on one of the lists
  • Formal submission period opens

February 2020

  • Formal submission period closes

March 2020

  • End review and announcement of new occupation lists

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  • One point of contact for both the client and employee throughout the whole visa process
  • A unique on-line system that enables clients to track the progress of applications
  • A flat structured fee for each visa category
  • Updates on frequently changing immigration laws
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