The provisional Skilled Regional visa (Subclass 489) allows suitably skilled migrants to live and work in a specified regional area of Australia for up to four (4) years. It is a sponsored visa and requires the applicant to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government or be sponsored by an eligible relative who resides in a designated regional area of Australia.
This visa is points-tested and requires the applicant be invited to apply for the visa through the SkillSelect programme.
What this visa lets you do
The Skilled Regional visa (Subclass 489) is a Provisional Residency visa . Once granted, it allows the holder (and any family members included in the application) to:
General eligibility criteria
To be eligible to apply for a provisional Skilled Regional visa (Subclass 489), you must have lodged an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department of Immigration’s SkillSelect programme and have been invited to apply for the visa.To be granted this visa, at the time you are invited to apply, you must:
The above list is not intended to be exhaustive and further eligibility requirements do apply.