Subclass 189 and 190 Differences

Subclass 189 and 190 has plenty of differences. Subclass 190 is more focused on individual states while 189 take applicants from all states in Australia. The following are the list of differences in the two subclasses:

Subclass 189

1. You need 65+ EOI points
2. Does not require state nomination
3. Same requirements and eligibilities accross all states
4. Tight competition (all Australia)
5. Not all occupations have access to this subclass
6. High threshold points need to be met to compete againts other applicants
7. No regional versions
8. You do not have to work in your nominated occupation but it is recommended that you are working in your nominated occupation

Subclass 190

1. You only need 65 EOI points
2. Require state nomination
3. Different requirements and eligibilities for different states
4. Competition density depends on your state
5. Most occupations have access to this subclass
6. No known threshold but invitation is limited
7. No regional version but regional 491 is long term version of 190
8. Some states do not require you to work in your nominated occupation

Subclass 189 and 190 Similarities

Though there are plenty of differences from this visa, there are similarities as well, the following are the similarities of the two subclasses:
1. You need to have skills assessment for your nominated occupation
2. You need at least a competent English level
3. You have to be invited to apply (by state government for 190 and by federal government for 189)
4. Permanent residence visa
5. Can include family members
6. Can claim partner/spouse to get more points
7. Subclass 485 is the most ideal visa to work on your eligibility and EOI points

Which One is The Best?

For most applicants, you should consider subclass 190 as you will most likely to compete against the applicants within the same states and not the entire country but if you are not eligible for the state nomination of your state, 189 is the option that you should pick if you can not make yourself eligible for your state nomination.