Occupational Quotas 189/489 2019-20

Within the Skilled Independent Visas the number of places available for each occupation in any year is subject to a maximum Quota/Ceiling. Once the individual Occupation Quota/Ceiling has been reached no further invitations for the visa subclasses 189 and 489 (family sponsored) will be issued for that occupation during that migration year (July to June). Please note that the Quota/Ceiling is not the number of people in these occupations that will be invited to apply for a visa, these are just the maximum number that could be invited in any particular occupation, assuming they meet the eligibility criteria. The number of actual visa places available in any Migration Yearnumber of actual visa places available in any Migration Year is significantly lower than the cumulative of the occupation quota/ceiling.

Whilst meeting the required selection criteria and obtaining a score of 65 points may enable you to submit an Expression of Interest this does not automatically result in an invitation to apply. The Expression of Interest is a competitive system with certain applications being provided priority processing. The amount of time it takes before you are invited to apply depends upon a number of factors and your circumstances. Different strategies might be considered to increase your likelihood of selection for invite from the EOI pool of interested applicants. EOI submissions can potentially remain in the pool for a period of up to 2 years. There is no guarantee that you will be invited if there is high competition and people in the EOI pool with higher scores.

Due to high demand for some occupations the Dept. of Home Affairs issue invitations for the following occupation groups on a Pro Rata basis across the year. Priority is provided to individuals with higher points scores and where the same score to those who submitted the EOI earliest. In these occupations consideration should be given to your application strategy.

  • 2211 Accountants (this occupation also considered visa granted in the other skilled visas)
  • 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • 2334 Electronics Engineers
  • 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • 2339 Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts
  • 2613 Software and Applications Programmers
  • 2631 Computer Network Professionals

The table below shows the Quota's or Occupation Ceilings for the Skilled Independent Visas, and the maximum number of invitations that can be issued for each occupation for the 2019-20 Migration Programme Year (July to June). Occupation ceiling values do not represent the number of visas that will be issued, these are a maximum figure that may be granted (must not be exceeded) based on a percentage of local 'stock' figures (the number of people employed in Australia) for each occupation as determined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Latest update reflects details provided by the Dept of Home Affairs following the 11th July 2019 round of 189 visa invitations. The quotas will reset for the Migration Year commencing 1st July 2020.
ANZSCO Group Occupation Group 2019-20 Quota Places Remaining % of Quota used to date Change in quota from 2018-20
1213 Livestock Farmers 5934 5934 0.00 1093
1331 Construction Managers 4983 4929 0.00 -999
1332 Engineering Managers 1000 978 0.00 -131
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1000 995 0.00 0
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1785 1620 0.00 483
1399 Other Specialist Managers 3044 3044 0.00 429
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1000 1000 0.00 0
2112 Music Professionals 1000 1000 0.00 0
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1098 1098 0.00 98
2211 Accountants 2746 67 3.02 -1007
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 1552 595 3.03 210
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000 915 0.60 0
2243 Economists 1000 1000 0.50 0
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1000 964 0.50 0
2247 Management consultant 5269 5038 0.09 1375
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2171 1871 5.71 920
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 926 0.50 0
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 563 1.30 0
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3772 2445 0.69 262
2333 Electrical Engineers 1000 369 2.00 0
2334 Electronics Engineers 1000 786 3.00 700
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1600 333 3.06 -180
2336 Mining Engineers 1000 995 0.50 0
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 1000 498 3.00 300
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 883 0.50 0
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1000 994 0.60 0
2343 Environmental Scientists 1472 1472 0.34 -244
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 1000 1000 0.50 0
2345 Life Scientists 1000 991 1.10 0
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1505 1368 0.33 -95
2347 Veterinarians 1000 920 0.00 0
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 983 0.50 0
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2294 2083 0.22 -194
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8052 7690 0.06 -428
2415 Special Education Teachers 1111 1104 0.00 111
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3407 3399 0.15 500
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1203 1178 0.00 -21
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000 992 0.00 0
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1000 995 0.00 0
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000 975 0.00 0
2524 Occupational Therapists 1082 1024 0.00 -145
2525 Physiotherapists 1784 1696 0.28 171
2526 Podiatrists 1000 992 0.00 0
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 955 0.50 0
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3550 3263 0.39 202
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 967 0.00 0
2534 Psychiatrists 1000 990 0.00 0
2535 Surgeons 1000 989 0.00 0
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1250 634 0.88 105
2541 Midwives 1218 1198 0.00 218
2544 Registered Nurses 17509 15853 0.30 187
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 2587 1542 3.05 1121
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1000 995 0.70 0
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 8748 3562 3.03 1477
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2887 1781 1.18 227
2631 Computer Network Professionals 2553 1035 3.02 386
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 283 2.20 0
2711 Barristers 1000 1000 0.00 0
2713 Solicitors 4650 4503 1.18 880
2723 Psychologists 1832 1775 0.00 -396
2725 Social Workers 2128 1917 1.74 3
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 911 0.80 0
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 990 0.00 0
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 981 0.00 0
3211 Automotive Electricians 1000 995 0.00 0
3212 Motor Mechanics 6399 6377 0.08 300
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000 1000 0.00 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 3983 3974 0.00 -656
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 7007 6995 0.00 18
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000 1000 0.00 0
3241 Panelbeaters 1000 1000 0.00 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1610 1597 0.00 16
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 8536 8518 0.00 164
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3330 3325 0.15 53
3331 Glaziers 1000 995 0.00 0
3332 Plasterers 2100 2095 0.00 19
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1682 1677 0.00 423
3341 Plumbers 5060 5049 0.00 -706
3411 Electricians 8624 8590 0.06 -679
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1851 1846 0.00 15
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000 995 0.00 -19
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1313 1278 0.38 -456
3513 Chefs 2738 2662 0.18 -83
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 1051 1051 0.00 6
3941 Cabinetmakers 2112 2107 0.00 691
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000 1000 0.00 0
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 4071 4071 0.00 1370
4524 Sportspersons 1000 1000 0.00 0