2022-23 Budget supports skilled migration to drive a stronger future

Updated: Mar 30

The Hon Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Aff​airs, has recently announced the planning level of next year Migration program.





  • The 2022-23 permanent Migration Program ceiling will be 160,000 places.

  • Increase places compared to last year quota for Skilled Visa (189,190,491) and employer-sponsored visa (482,494,186).

  • An increase of 11,000 places compared to last year quota for Working Holiday Visa (462 & 417).

  • The Partner and Child visa categories are estimated to deliver 40,500 and 3,000 visas respectively (delivery of Partner and Child visas will be subject to demand and visa processing requirements); while 6,000 places will be available for Parent visas; and 500 places for Other Family visas.

  • The 2022-23 Humanitarian Program will be maintained at the current ceiling of 13,750 places.

Comparison of the main visa categories

Visa Stream​

Visa Category

2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023

Skill

Employer Sponsored

22,000​

30,000

Skilled Independent

6,500

16,652

Regional

11,200

25,000

State/Territory Nominated

11,200

20,000

Business Innovation & Investment

13,500

9,500

Global Talent (Independent)

15,000

8,448

Distinguished Talent

200

300

Skill Total

79,600

109,900

Family

Partner (Demand driven: estimate, not subject to a ceiling)

72,300

40,500

Parent

4,500

6,000

Child (Demand driven: estimate, not subject to a ceiling)

3,000

3,000

Other Family

500

500

Family Total

77,300

50,000



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