New condition applied to some health care related occupations in the WA state nomination


Migration Update(s) – WA Occupation list

In last week, WA has introduced a new category that apply to some health-care sector occupations. WA state nomination has announced that following occupations are subject to the “Regional WA only category”.

  • 252711   Audiologist
  • 253111   General Practitioner
  • 254111   Midwife
  • 254413   Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • 254414   Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • 254415   Registered Nurse (Critical care and Emergency)
  • 254422   Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • 254423   Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • 251511   Hospital Pharmacist

All the occupations that fall under the “Regional WA only” category must have an offer letter or the contract of employment from a regional area to be able to apply for Graduate stream or General stream. This condition is applicable to both the visas: 190 visa as well as 491 visa.

Following postcodes are considered as the regional areas for this category: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770.

Source: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupation%20lists