13 Sep 2019

As of the 10th September 2019 all subclass 489 EOI applications in the SkillSelect system have now been closed by the Department of Home Affairs.

If you did not receive an Invitation to Apply on or before 10th September you will need to submit a NEW EOI for the subclass 491 visa after 16th November 2019 when this visa commences. If your EOI was for the subclass 190 visa then it will still be active and unaffected by the 489 closure. If you submitted a 190 EOI to Queensland during the 29th July – 30th July window, these applications are now being considered as of 11th September.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland advise that you should not amend your 190 EOI until you receive an invitation as doing so will take you out of the queue. They have also flagged that that sometimes their invitations go to junk mail, so please ensure you are regularly checking your junk mail for any correspondence from them. They also ask that you do not email or call them in regard to your application as this significantly slows down processing times. The same would also apply of other States.

We will keep you posted regarding any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email to or by telephone on 01483 550 914.