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IMMI 10/041 Specifications as made
This Specification nominates State and Territory government appropriate regional authorities that are able to sign the sponsorship forms which are required to be lodged with certain visa applications.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 03 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Jun-2010
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2010
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2020
Repealed by Sunsetting


Commonwealth of Australia


Migration Regulations 1994





I, CHRIS EVANS, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under the definition of “appropriate regional authority” in regulation 1.03 of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’) hereby:


1.      REVOKE the Instrument number IMMI 09/061 signed on 14 June 2009 specifying Departments and authorities as appropriate regional authorities for the purposes of the definition of “appropriate regional authority” in regulation 1.03 of the Regulations; and


2.      SPECIFY for the purposes of the definition of “appropriate regional authority” in regulation 1.03 the Departments or authorities of the States and Territories listed in the Schedule to this notice in relation to the grant of visas of the following classes:


·        Business Skills (Migrant) (Class AD);

·        Business Skills – Established Business (Residence) (Class BH);

·        Business Skills (Residence) (Class DF);

·        Business Skills (Provisional) (Class UR); and

·        Investor Retirement (Class UY).


This Instrument IMMI 10/041 commences on 1 July 2010.



Dated 24 May 2010





Minister for Immigration and Citizenship


[NOTE:            An “appropriate regional authority” is defined in regulation 1.03 of the Regulations. The definition provides that in relation to a State or Territory and applications for visas of a particular class, an “appropriate regional authority” is a Department or authority of that State or Territory that is specified by Gazette Notice, for the purposes of these Regulations, in relation to the grant of visas of that class.









State or Territory

Departments and Authorities


New South Wales


Department of State and Regional Development



Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development



Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation


Western Australia


Small Business Development Corporation

South Australia                     


Department of Trade and Economic Development




Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts


Northern Territory


Department of Business and Employment


Australian Capital Territory


ACT Chief Minister’s Department