Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Media release

Supporting Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout through skilled migration

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP has today announced the inclusion of pharmacists on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). 

The new occupations are (including ANZSCO codes):

  • Hospital Pharmacist (251511)
  • Retail Pharmacist (251513)
  • Industrial Pharmacist (251512)

“With thousands of community pharmacies across Australia being invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it’s all hands to the pump as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues,” Minister Hawke said.

“The Morrison Government will support pharmacies across Australia, including through skilled migration, as supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses increases over the coming weeks,” he said.

This addition of three occupations brings the PMSOL to 44 in total. Priority visa processing will be given to those occupations on the PMSOL.

Existing skilled migration occupation lists remain active, and all skilled migrants are subject to quarantine arrangements at their own expense.