[Updated for 5th March 2019 changes – see summary of changes below the table]

If you are looking to migrate to Australia via the Australia skilled migration pathway, then depending on the visa you are applying for, you would need your occupation to fall under one of three lists.

This article goes through the Regional Occupation List, where all occupations are shown below.

I encourage you to refer to the actual lists on the Federal Register of Legislation website as there may be changed to them by the time you read this article.

The format the lists are in, although easily understood by migration agents, legal professionals and the like, can be a bit confusing so we have simplified them.

If you think you have an occupation on the list below, please contact us as you may be eligible for an Australian skilled migrant visa.

ItemOccupationANZSCO code
1aquaculture farmer121111
2cotton grower121211
3fruit or nut grower121213
4grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ)121214
5mixed crop farmer121216
6sugar cane grower121217
7crop farmers (nec)121299
8beef cattle farmer121312
9dairy cattle farmer121313
10deer farmer121314
11goat farmer121315
12horse breeder121316
13mixed livestock farmer121317
14pig farmer121318
15sheep farmer121322
16livestock farmers (nec)121399
17mixed crop and livestock farmer121411
18public relations manager131114
19policy and planning manager132411
20project builder133112
21procurement manager133612
22medical administrator134211
23regional education manager134412
24sports administrator139915
25caravan park and camping ground manager141211
26post office manager142115
27amusement centre manager149111
28fitness centre manager149112
29sports centre manager149113
30cinema or theatre manager149912
31financial institution branch manager149914
32human resource adviser223111
33workplace relations adviser223113
34policy analyst224412
35liaison officer224912
36market research analyst225112
37aeroplane pilot231111
38flying instructor231113
39helicopter pilot231114
40ship’s master231213
41multimedia designer232413
42wine maker234213
43conservation officer234311
44exercise physiologist234915
45vocational education teacher242211
46environmental health officer251311
47dentist252312
48anaesthetist253211
49intellectual property lawyer271214
50translator272413
51community arts worker272611
52agricultural technician311111
53operating theatre technician311214
54pathology collector311216
55construction estimator312114
56surveying or spatial science technician312116
57mechanical engineering draftsperson312511
58safety inspector312611
59maintenance planner312911
60building and engineering technicians (nec)312999
61vehicle painter324311
62floor finisher332111
63electrical linesworker342211
64zookeeper361114
65nurseryperson362411
66gas or petroleum operator399212
67dental hygienist411211
68dental therapist411214
69emergency service worker441211
70driving instructor451211
71funeral workers (nec)451399
72flight attendant451711
73first aid trainer451815
74jockey452413
75clinical coder599915
76property manager612112
77real estate representative612115

Summary of changes (March 2019) – adding the following 18 occupations to the Regional Occupation List:

  • Aquaculture Farmer (ANZSCO code 121111)
  • Cotton Grower (ANZSCO code 121211)
  • Fruit or Nut Grower (ANZSCO code 121213)
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)/field crop grower (NZ) (ANZSCO code 121214)
  • Mixed Crop Farmer (ANZSCO code 121216)
  • Sugar Cane Grower (ANZSCO code 121217)
  • Crop Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121299)
  • Beef Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121312)
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer (ANZSCO code 121313)
  • Mixed Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121317)
  • Deer Farmer (ANZSCO code 121314)
  • Goat Farmer (ANZSCO code 121315)
  • Pig Farmer (ANZSCO code 121318)
  • Sheep Farmer (ANZSCO code 121322)
  • Livestock Farmers nec (ANZSCO code 121399)
  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer (ANZSCO code 121411)
  • Dentist (ANZSCO code 252312)
  • Anaesthetist (ANZSCO code 253211)

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