Upcoming closure of 489 program - VIC. Announcements made by VIC SBMP related to 489 program closure.   The Department of Home Affairs announced that 10 September 2019 will be the last day for States and Territories to be able to nominate and issue invitations for subclass 489 applicants.   Following this announcement, Victoria's Skilled & Business Migration Program (SBMP) will close to subclass 489 nominations on 5 September 2019 (11.59pm AEST) and will not be accepting any new subclass 489 nomination applications after this time.   What this means for you:   SBMP will finalise subclass 489 applications lodged on or before 5 September by 10 September 2019 If your client receives an invitation to lodge a subclass 489 visa with the Department of Home Affairs, please lodge the visa within 60 days of invitation, as our program will be unable to issue you with another nomination from 10 September 2019.   More information on the nomination process for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will be announced soon.