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BSMQ SKILLED PROGRAM

The Queensland State Nomination Skilled Program from 26 November 2019 (from 1.30pm AEST) is NOW CLOSED for:

  • Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) 

The Queensland State Nomination Program is REMAINS OPEN for:

  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

Before submitting an EOI, please review the BSMQ criteria relevant to your circumstances to confirm eligibility:

Please also carefully check the Queensland Skilled Occupation List to confirm whether your occupation remains on the list:

Queensland Skilled Occupation List 

Occupations removed from the list

Please do not submit your EOI if you do not meet criteria or if your occupation has been removed from the relevant list as it will not be picked up.

Updated EOI’s will not be picked up or considered. You must submit a BRAND NEW EOI from 25 November 2019. No EOIs prior to this date will be considered.

Please ensure you have all documents ready to upload prior to submitting an EOI. Do not contact us to ask for an update on your application as at this significantly slows down processing times.

Note: The BSMQ Skilled Program may only be open for a limited time depending on the demand for the program.

 

BSMQ BUSINESS PROGRAM

The business program for Queensland State Nomination remains open for:

  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Significant Business History stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor Stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur Stream

The business program for Queensland State Nomination is temporarily closed for:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation Stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) –  Investor Stream

Those who have submitted an EOI for the above visa streams up until close of business 14 November 2019 have been picked up and are being processed.

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Jimmy Van Eetvelde

 

Air conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Belgium

 

“We felt that we needed a change because life seemed to be passing by so quickly. We also wanted a healthier lifestyle and to be more connected with nature, especially for our kids. Queensland had everything we wanted – beautiful nature, a healthier environment and a lifestyle that suited us as people much better.”

 

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Beverly Wambui Kabuya Muito

 

Hospital Pharmacist, Kenya

 

After working at a Government Hospital in Nairobi and then living in England for 8 years, Beverly has been living in Queensland with her daughter for the last 2 years.

 

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Iuliia Ri

Iuliia Ri

 

Registered Nurse, Russia

 

Iuliia arrived in Australia on a student visa and became a registered nurse after graduation. She enjoys her job and lifestyles in Queensland while having a passion for professional dancing.

 

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Nicolle Beer

 

Optometrist, South Africa

 

UK-based optometrist Nicolle Beer moved to Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, after finding love while on a visit home to Johannesburg in 2008. Since then she has had a son and daughter, and become an Australian citizen.

 

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Anerty Gomes

Anerty Gomes

 

Nutritionist, India

 

Anerty moved to Queensland on a state nominated regional visa, fell in love with Toowoomba and found her soulmate. She enjoys working in regional Queensland because of the work culture and respect for family life.

 

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Darryl Woodford

Darryl Woodford

 

Data Scientist, United Kingdom

 

Darryl first moved to Queensland to do his PhD studies and continued working as a research fellow for a couple of years at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He then decided to permanently migrate to Queensland through a state nominated skilled visa after seeing the opportunities in the start-up space and for further development of his company.

 

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Fusheng Li

Fusheng Li

 

Innovative medical and non-medical technology, Chinese

 

Mr Li is the Director of TOMI Group and after visiting Queensland, he decided that Brisbane would be an ideal place to set up his Australian subsidiary, TOMI Australia. He also brought his family to settle in Queensland.

 

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Jiahai Jin

 

Kite surfing, China

 

Mr Jiahai Jin moved with his family to the Gold Coast, and has pursued his passion for kite surfing by setting up a tourism and training business. He is the only Chinese & English bilingual IKO level 2 instructor in Australia.

 

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Julio Cegarra Figueroa

 

Mechanical Engineer, Venezuela

 

Mr Julio Cegarra Figueroa, a Venezuelan mechanical engineer, was offered a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to move to the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland. He brought his entire family across, and are now building a new life together.

 

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Ngoc Bao Ahn Cai

 

Aqauaculture Farmer, Vietnam

 

Mr Ngoc Bao Ahn Cai and his family moved from Vietnam to Cairns, Queensland. Forging a new career in Aquaculture, his family has flourished in their new home of Queensland.

 

 

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Jinguo Han and Family

 

Food and agribusiness, China

 

Mr Jinguo Han visited Queensland and was deeply impressed by its beautiful environment, fresh air and great lifestyle. Since he and his family moved, Jinguo established his own agribusiness and his son has married.

 

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Changchun Ji

 

Businessman, China

 

Mr Changchun Ji, Chairman of Fullshare Group, made frequent visits to Australia and came across some tremendous opportunities to invest in Queensland’s tourism industry. He has not looked back since.

 

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Brisbane and surrounds

Brisbane and surrounds

Brisbane, a multicultural city built around the Brisbane River. It has a subtropical climate and outdoor lifestyle. The city offers an active urban life, while having many diverse getaways in nearby regions – from coastal escapes to rural retreats. With 12 months of sunshine filled days and clear blue skies, it’s no wonder Brisbane locals say “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.”

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Gold Coast and Hinterland

Gold Coast and Hinterland

The Gold Coast is strategically located on the east coast of Australia, less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane. In addition to its seaside lifestyle, the city offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including world renowned theme parks.

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Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

Located about 100km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is well-known for its pristine beaches, scenic drives and unspoiled national parks. From the ocean to the hinterland, Sunshine Coast restaurants take advantage of fresh local produce.

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Toowoomba and South West Queensland

Toowoomba and South West Queensland

Toowoomba, one of Queensland’s largest regional urban centres, is well known as the ‘Garden City.’ South West Queensland is known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers. It is the business and service hub for the entire region.

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Bundaberg and Fraser Coast

Bundaberg and Fraser Coast

Showcasing some of nature’s best assets, including the iconic Fraser Island — one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the region is a popular tourist destination. More than 80% of the region’s population lives in the urban centres, which offer diverse lifestyles from rural to seaside living.

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Central Queensland

Central Queensland

Central Queensland offers an enviable tropical climate with access to islands, waterways, national parks, and beaches providing all year round boating and recreational activities. Rockhampton, well-known as the ‘beef capital of the world’, acts as a business gateway for the mining and agricultural industries, while the Gladstone region is a thriving industrial base served by one of Australia’s busiest ports.

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Mackay and Whitsunday Islands

Mackay and Whitsunday Islands

This beautiful region is famous for its tropical beaches and world famous island destinations. The urban centres provide numerous dining options — from casual waterside meals to rainforest retreats, hotels and cafes. There are also golf courses, theatres, and entertainment venues offering weekend arts and international and local performances.

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Townsville and North Queensland

Townsville and North Queensland

Townsville has access to world class education facilities, leading edge healthcare, affordable housing, entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. The city has a range of government, community and business headquarters for the northern half of the state.

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Cairns and Far North Queensland

Cairns and Far North Queensland

At the heart of Far North Queensland, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforests. It is a multicultural society, known for its adventure activities, Coral Sea and lush rainforests.

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Central West Queensland

Central West Queensland

Central West Queensland is known for its wide open skies, breathtaking landscapes and warm, dry climate. The region is serviced by major highways, a long-distance passenger rail service and six airports.

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