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Australia Announces Details of 2022-2023 Migration Program

Published on : October 27, 2022

 

The Federal Budget of the Australian Government was delivered on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The budget is based on the commitment of the Government of building a stronger, more resilient and more modern economy. 

Budget October 2022-2023 - “Building a Better Future” - puts forward a migration system that strengthens the workforce and builds community. The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia has the right skills required to support the economy, driving future growth. 

The commitment includes using migration towards easing the existing critical skill and labour shortages. Australia’s permanent migration program has been expanded to 195,000 visa spaces in 2022-2023. This is an increase of 35,000 from the previous migration programming levels announced in March 2022.  

The announcement to increase Australia PR visa spaces to 195,000 in 2022-2023 was made in the form of a joint Press Release - “Australia’s migration future” - issued by the Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles. 

More than 90% of the new places will be for Australia skilled migration. 

 

Australia’s Latest Migration Program Planning Levels | 2022-2023 Migration Program


Total Australia PR visa spaces available (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023): 195,000

First announced on - September 2, 2022

Detailed composition announced on - October 25, 2022 

Stream 

Category 

In 2021-2022

Previously, for 2022-2023 (announced in March budget)

New, for 2022-2023 (announced in October budget)

Skill

Employer sponsored 

22,000

30,000

35,000

Regional 

11,200

25,000

34,000

State/Territory Nominated

11,200

20,000

31,000

Skilled Independent 

6,500

16,652

32,100​

Business Innovation & Investment 

13,500

9,500

5,000

Global Talent (Independent)

15,000

8,448

5,000

Distinguished Talent

200

300

300

Skill visas: Total 

79,600

109,900

142,400

Family

Partner 


[estimate only, not subject to a ceiling, demand-driven]

72,300

40,500

40,500

 

Parent 

4,500

6,000

8,500

 

Child 


[estimate only, not subject to a ceiling, demand-driven]

3,000

3,000

3,000

 

Other family 

500

500

500

Family visas: Total 

80,300

50,000

52,500

Special eligibility

100

100

100

TOTAL MIGRATION PROGRAM

160,000

160,000

195,000

 

The Australian Government is providing an additional funding of $42.2 million to address skills shortages. The funding will be used to - 

  1. Accelerate Australia visa processing, 
  2. Reduce visa backlogs, and 
  3. Increase awareness of opportunities for high-skilled migrants. 

A Migration Strategy is also being developed, focussing on ways to grow the Australian economy and attract high-skilled migrants. 

According to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles,  “The Albanese Government is committed to re-establishing immigration as a nation-building function of Government, in order to realise our full potential as a reconciled nation that harnesses its diversity.”

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