As of the 16th of November 2019, the points test for skilled migration to Australia has now changed. The new points test for skilled migration now has additional points in some areas including:
- Relationship: single, skilled partner or partner with English
- State and Territory or Family Sponsorship (regional 491)
The current pass mark remains the same at 65 points but as many more people have more points now, applicants may require more points to receive an invitation or for some states for sponsorship.
The Gold Coast is now also considered regional along with Perth for but regional study points and also for the new 491 and 494 visas.
Regional postcodes can be found here.