The Migration Program is set annually, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2021/2022 (remain unchanged).
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 2021/2022, 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 2021/2022, 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 2021/2022).
At least 3,000 Child places will be available in 2021/2022.
160,000 Visa Places for 2021/2022
|State / Territory Nominated||11,200|
|Business Innovation and Investment||13,500|
State / Territory Nominated Visa Categories
|State||190 Visa||491 Visa||BIIP|
|Australian Capital Territory||600||1,400||30|
|New South Wales||4,000||3,640||2,200|