Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Jobs and Small Business (the Department) is responsible for regularly reviewing the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they meet Australia’s labour market needs. To support this, the Department consults with industry, employers, unions and individuals in developing advice for the Australian Government on the occupations required to meet the labour market needs of the Australian economy.

Current status

On 31 May 2018, the Department published a Traffic Light Bulletin outlining proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists. The submission period is now closed, and the Department is analysing the submissions received to inform its advice to Government.  

The current skilled migration occupation lists can be found on the Combined current list of eligible skilled occupations page of the Department of Home Affairs website.

Participation in consultation processes

Please feel free to engage with the Department at any time. You can email us directly at skilledmigrationlist@jobs.gov.au.

For more information on how best to participate in future consultation processes, including information on how to make a submission, refer to the Department’s Frequently Asked Questions page and Submission Guidelines.

Previous consultation processes

January 2018 update

In October 2017, the Department published its draft methodology for providing advice on the composition of the STSOL and MLTSSL. The submissions received through this process are now available online. This consultation process is now closed.

In November 2017, the Department consulted on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists for the January 2018 update. The submissions received through this process are now available online. This consultation process is now closed.

Enquiries and mailing list

Enquiries can be directed to skilledmigrationlist@jobs.gov.au.

To receive updates on the skilled migration list review process, email this address and request to be added to the mailing list.