The Migration Program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2020/2021.
The total program is broken down into the following streams:
Skill Stream – designed to improve the productive capacity of the economy and fill skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional Australia. In 2020/2021, the skill stream has 79,600 places allocated.
Family Stream – is predominately made up of Partner visas, enabling Australians to reunite with family members from overseas, and provide them with pathways to citizenship. In 2020/2021, the family stream has 77,300 allocated.
Special Eligibility – this covers visas for those in special circumstances. This can include permanent residents returning to Australia after a period away, and is the smallest stream (100 places in 2020/2021).
At least 3,000 Child places will be available in 2020/2021.
160,000 Visa Places for 2020/2021
|State / Territory Nominated||11,200|
|Business Innovation and Investment||13,500|