Western Australia (WA)

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres which is approximately one-third of Australia’s total landmass. The state is 10 times the size of the UK and most of Western Europe fits within its borders. The population of Western Australia is approximately 2.5 million with 75% living in Perth and its surrounding areas. Other significant population centers include Bunbury (65,000), Geraldton (32,000), Kalgoorlie-Boulder (31,000), Albany (27,000), Karratha (17,000), Broome (13,000) and Port Hedland (14,000).

Perth

Perth is located on the banks of the Swan River and sits directly beneath Kings Park which is one of the largest inner city parks in the world with stunning views of Perth City, the Swan River, Indian Ocean and surrounding suburbs. The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bush land and is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora.

 

SkillSelect

Skilled nominated or skilled regional visas offer a pathway to Australia if you cannot achieve sufficient points required for a Skilled Independent visa.You must submit an application through SkillSelect which is the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) online visa application system. Once you have received a positive skills assessment from an Australian assessing authority and by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) you can generate points for:

  •   Your age
  •   Recognised qualifications
  •   Employment
  •   English language skills
  •   Being nominated by a state or territory government
  •   Partner skills
  •   Study in Australia
  •   Specialist education qualifications
  •   Accredited language skills
  •   Professional year in Australia

WA Skilled Nominated and Regional Visa Programme

Western Australia currently has a very restricted nomination programme comprising of selected occupations in the health professions only.

If you have a minimum of 3 years work experience in your nominated occupation and have received a job offer in one of the following occupations, please contact Concept Australia to discuss your potential to be nominated by the Western Australian government:

  • Audiologist, Gastroenterologist, General Practitioner, Midwife, Neurosurgeon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Orthoptist, otorhinolaryngologist, Psychiatrist, Radiation Oncologist, Registered Nurse (child and family health),Registered Nurse (community health), Registered Nurse (critical care and emergency), Registered Nurse (mental health), Registered Nurse (perioperative), Rheumatologist, Sonographer, Vascular Surgeon.

Skilled Nominated- subclass 190

The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa that will enable you to live anywhere in the state of Western Australia.

Skilled Regional Work Visa - subclass 491

This new visa subclass will come into effect on 16 November 2019. To qualify for this visa, you and family members included in your application must be prepared to live, work and study in regional Western Australia for a minimum period of 3 years - (anywhere other than the metropolitan area of Perth).

As places are likely to be extremely competitive, Concept Australia recommends that you start the process as soon as possible so that you are ready to lodge an EOI once the visa class opens in November.

The DHA has allocated a total of 14,000 places for this subclass and has introduced a ranking system for an invitation to apply for a visa as follows:

  1. Applicant with a skilled partner or applicants without a partner;
  2. Applicant with a partner with Competent English (but does not have a skills assessment);
  3. Applicant with a partner who is ineligible for either competent English or skilled partner points.

Pathway to permanent residence

After 3 years of having lived, worked/studied in regional Western Australia, you can apply for permanent residence (subclass 191 - Skilled Regional) but must have complied with all the conditions of your visa including evidence of taxable income (yet to be announced).

Initial Consultations

It is easy through research to become overloaded with information, which is difficult to interpret leaving you with many questions unanswered. Before you start out on your visa journey it makes sense to discuss your plans in detail with a MARA Registered Migration Agent. MARA monitor the conduct of registered agents to ensure that only the highest level of advice and assistance is provided to prospective applicants. To achieve this, MARA agents must subscribe to the same regulations used by DHA case officers and undertake professional development on an annual basis.

Consultation fee

A fee of £95 + VAT is charged by Concept Australia and during the consultation we will discuss your visa options in detail and provide clear constructive advice on the visa process to enable you to make an informed judgement regarding your future migration plans. The appointment will also provide you with an opportunity to ask key questions that you may not have found answers to during your research. There is no obligation to engage Concept Australia as your MARA agent but, if you do decide to appoint us to represent you, the consultation fee will be deducted from the first stage of our fee.

If you are interested in moving to Western Australia, please contact your nearest Concept Australia office to discuss your visa options:

London/Kent Office

Chislehurst Business Centre
1 Bromley Lane
Chislehurst
Kent
BR7 6LH

Telephone: 020 8468 1076 or email: info@conceptoz.co.uk

Office hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 -17:30
Saturdays from 09:30 - 12.00 

Manchester Office

2nd Floor
Albion Wharf
19 Albion Street
Manchester
M1 5LN

Telephone: 0161 669 5836 or email: info@conceptaustralia.co.uk

Office hours:

Monday to Friday from 09.30 - 17:00

 

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