The Victorian Government advises that the Live in Victoria website is currently undergoing important upgrades necessitating that their application system for state visa nomination will be disabled from Monday 27 October 2014 at 9am EST and will not reopen until Monday 3 November 2014. This means that no new applications for sponsorship can be lodged during this period. Importantly applications that are currently lodged and under assessment will be paused temporarily while the system is upgraded. The team will be unable to respond to queries regarding the progress of applications during the website upgrade.

A second announcement advises that the Victorian Government will also temporarily suspend applications for sponsorship for certain ICT occupations. The suspension is expected to last three months and is implemented due to the large volume ICT applications received to date. The occupations affected by this temporary arrangement are:

  • 135112 ICT Project Manager
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 261314 Software Tester
  • 261399 Software and Applications Programmers NEC
  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 262112  ICT Security Specialist
  • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer

Applications that were lodged prior to 27 October 2014 will continue to be processed. Applicants relying on the streamlined pathway (PhD) can continue to apply with the above occupations and will not be impacted by the temporary suspension.

All other occupations remain available (after 3 November 2014).