BSMQ temporarily suspends QUEENSLAND SKILLED VISA NOMINATION for Subclass 190 & 489

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has temporarily suspended the acceptance of all applications for Queensland Skilled Visa Nominations under the State Nominated scheme Subclass 190 & 489, due to having reached our DIBP allocated ceiling. This includes all 190 pathways, including PhD and Masters. BSMQ will advise as to when the nomination process will re-open.


If you currently have a paid application with BSMQ that has not been finalised, you can either choose to:

  1. stay in the queue to be processed once applications have been reopened OR
  2. request a refund and your application will be withdrawn.


If you have submitted an EOI with Skillselect that has not been considered, your EOI is no longer valid and you will be required to resubmit an EOI once the application process has been re-opened. Please note that there may be changes made to the Queensland Skilled Occupation list. Only EOIs meeting new criteria will be considered.


Please follow our blog and social media for updates as to when the program will re-open.

Note: a new QSOL will be released in the new financial year.