This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas in Australia for up to four years.
For the Invited Pathway - Submit an Expression of Interest.
For the Extended Stay Pathway - Apply for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) Renewal (subclass 489)
For family members of someone who already holds a subclass 489, 475, 487, 495 or 496 –
The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence. To qualify, you need be sponsored by either a relative living in a designated area or a State or Territory Government.
This visa is designed to encourage migrants to live and work in regional areas of Australia where there are large skills shortages and significant numbers of job vacancies. This visa also allows those who hold a Subclasses 495, 496, 475 and 487 to stay in Australia for an additional year
This points based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia. This is an excellent option for those who do not meet the criteria for skilled permanent visa options as this visa provides a pathway to permanent residence in Australia.
In order to apply for a Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (PROVISIONAL) Subclass 489 visa, you must first lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect and be invited by the Department of Immigration (DIAC) to apply.
You can include your dependent family members in this application.
Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or +61-447081570 to obtain further details on applying for Skilled-Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)..