Originally Posted by ButterflyP
Do you think that's from the moment you lodge an expression of interest?
Sorry for being pedantic. I am having to budget how long I'll have to be jobless for because I can't work my current job after the six month work restrictions for the WHV.
Fair question and fair considerations - I would think it is from the point of time you have applied for Tasmania state nomination, e.g. from this page:
Don't forget though, once you get the Tasmania nomination, then you typically get 60 days to apply for the 190/491 visa, and then processing time can be many months more.
So unless you are eligible for a Bridging Visa that will give you work rights (usually upon applying for the PR
visa) while you wait onshore for your 190/491 visa to process, you may not be able to work till you are granted your 190/491 visa.
It may be worth consulting a MARA agent, a few offer free advice / free first consultations: