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

The Department of Home Affairs published updates to the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, and the Regional Occupation List on 11 March 2019. A summary of the 11 March 2019 changes is available from the Department of Home Affairs website.

The updated skilled migration occupation lists and associated legislative instruments are also available from the Department of Home Affairs Website.

The next update to the skilled migration occupation lists is expected to occur in mid-2019.

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

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.

In May - June 2018, the Department consulted on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists for the mid-2018 update. The public 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.