Migration Planning Levels

Migration Planning Levels for 2023-24

Australian Government announced its first full Budget for the upcoming financial year on 9 May 2023. The planning level for the 2023-24 permanent Migration Program was handed down today with the total number of places set at 190,000.

The breakdown of the total number by the visa categories is provided as below:

Visa Category 2022-23 Planning levels 2023-24 Planning levels
Employer Sponsored 35,000 36,825
Skilled Independent 32,100 30,375
Regional 34,000 32,300
State/Territory Nominated 31,000 30,400
Business Innovation & Investment 5,000 1,900
Global Talent (Independent) 5,000 5,000
Distinguished Talent 300 300
Skill Total 142,400 137,100
Partner 40,500 40,500
Parent 8,500 8,500
Child 3,000 3,000
Other Family 500 500
Family Total 52,500 52,500
Special Eligibility 100 400
Total Migration Program 195,000 190,000


The sub-total numbers of the three (3) large categories of skilled, family and special eligibility streams are provided below:


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