QLD State Nomination


QLD State Nomination

The BSMQ business and skilled program is NOW OPEN.  We are open from Tuesday 29 September 2020 until Monday 5 October 2020. Please note, only decision-ready applications in a COVID-19 priority area will be considered.

Due to the limited nomination allocation and processing timeframe:

  • BSMQ will only pick up NEW EOIs lodged on Skillselect from Tuesday 29 September 2020.
  • If an invitation is made, all supporting documents must be uploaded in 24 hours. If all documents are not received in the 24-hour period, the invitation will be closed.


Nomination guidelines

Business Program

With limited allocations, BSMQ will only nominate:

  • high-quality applications related to the COVID-19 economic recovery, or
  • businesses that focus on productive investment and job creation, or
  • businesses that have a regional investment focus within the business program.


  • Priority processing for:

 Subclass 132  Significant Business History stream

 Subclass 188  Business Innovation stream

 Subclass 188  Significant Investor stream

 Subclass 188  Entrepreneur stream


  • Open to both ONSHORE and OFFSHORE applicants.


Skilled Program

With limited allocations, BSMQ will only nominate applicants critical to the effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • in medical services, or
  • in maintaining the supply of essential goods and services, or
  • in delivering services in sectors critical to Australias economic recovery.

Further information regarding critical skills and sectors is available on the Department of Home Affairs website: (https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/critical-skills-and-sectors#toc-1).

  • Priority processing for:

 491-SBO (small business owners pathway) applications

 Subclass 190 visa applicants who have worked in their nominated occupation in

Queensland for at least 6 months and have a job offer for 12 months

 Subclass 491 applicants who have worked in their nominated occupation in a regional

area of Queensland for at least 3 months and have a job offer for 12 months.


  • Open only to ONSHORE applicants in Queensland.


  • After lodging your EOI, you must send an email explaining how you will meet the Department of Home Affairs critical skills and sectors direction (skilled applicants only).
  • Your email must include your full name, date of birth and EOI number and should be sent to migration@qld.gov.au (skilled applicants only)


Source: https://migration.qld.gov.au/ 

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