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Increase in Occupation Ceiling for FY 2022-23 

Increase in Occupation Ceiling for FY 2022-23 

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

As Australia Remains a favoured destination for the world’s best and brightest individuals and entrepreneurs, the skill stream will increase to 109,900, more than 30,000 places above 2021-22 planning levels. 

The Skill stream includes the following categories:   

  • Employer-sponsored programs 
  • Skilled independent programs 
  • State & Territory nominated programs 
  • Regional visas 
  • Business Innovation and Investment  
  • Global Talent  
  • Distinguished Talent 

Regional visas will be more than double to 25,000 places to support growth in regional Australia. As part of the Government’s migration program, the Family stream will provide an estimated 50,000 places to support family reunions. 

The Partner and Child visa categories are estimated to deliver 40,500 and 3,000 visas respectively while 6,000 places will be available for Parent visas; and 500 places for Other Family visas 

To support Australia’s economic future and the sustained growth of the tourism sector, the Morrison Government has announced a one-off cap increase to the number of places available to WHMs from countries with which Australia has a Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement. 

As a result, around 11,000 additional WHM visas will be available for prospective backpackers. This measure is estimated to increase the underlying cash balance by $45 million over the next three years. 

The 2022-23 Humanitarian Program will be maintained at the current ceiling of 13,750 places and over the forward estimates, to ensure Australia remains one of the most generous humanitarian resettlement countries in the world and can respond flexibly to humanitarian crises overseas. 

Visa Stream Visa Category 2022-23 
Skill Employer Sponsored 30000 
Skilled Independent 16652 
Regional 25000 
State/Territory Nominated 20000 
Business Innovation & Investment 9500 
Global Talent (Independent) 8448 
Distinguished Talent 300 
Skill Total 109900 
Family Partner* 40500 
Parent 6000 
Child* 3000 
Other Family 500 
Family Total 50000 
Special Eligibility** 100 
Total Migration Program 160000 

Extracted from https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/ 

Date: 04/04/2022  

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