Riverina Skilled Migration Program

RDA-Riverina was authorised as a gazetted Regional Certifying Body (RCB) as of November 2009, appointed by the Minister for Immigration for the purposes of the Migration Act.

 RDA-Riverina invites skilled migrants to enjoy the lifestyle of regional Australia by applying for sponsorship to live and work in the Riverina region under either the individual Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489) or the Employer Nominated Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa (RSMS). The RSMS visa enables regional employers to sponsor overseas skilled workers and employ them to work in skilled vacant positions which cannot be filled using the local labour market.

Under the subclass 489 visa, the RCB assists overseas skilled workers wishing to migrate to Australian through the NSW State Regional nomination.

Under the RSMS visa, the RCB assists employers to permanently employ overseas skilled workers by assessing the Employer Nomination applications which are submitted to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 

Visa Reform Announcements - 18 April 2017

1 July 2017 Changes to Skilled Visa Programs

RDA Riverina Skilled Migration Fact Sheet

NB: Assessing and nominating of applications by the RCB can take up to 20 working days, so applicants need to consider this when submitting their application.

For more information, or to apply, visit Skill Select

RDA-Riverina RCB is able to provide information only in the scope of the relevant schemes, noted above, that are specifically directed at attracting Skilled Migrants to regional Australia. Advice on general migration matters cannot be provided.

For enquiries regarding Regional Skilled Visas contact RDA-Riverina’s Skilled Migration Officer, Faye Anderson - migration@rdariverina.org.au
Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9.00am-5.00pm

Administration fee

RDA-Riverina provides these services through its Skilled Migration Officer and an administration fee applies for assessing and processing applications. This amount is in addition to any Visa application fee payable to the Department of Immigration & Border Protection.

The fee for certification/nomination is as follows and is payable by cheque or direct deposit (credit cards not accepted). For bank details please contact the Riverina Skilled Migration Officer.

Effective from 1 July 2017 RDA Riverina Administration fees are:

RSMS Subclass 187 visa

  • AUD$770 (incl. GST) 

Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 489 visa

  • AUD$770.00 (incl GST) for onshore applicants
  • AUD$770.00 for offshore applicants

NB: Applications received for offshore applicants are GST free.

The Administration Fee is non-refundable, regardless if sponsorship is granted or not.

Why choose the Riverina?

The Riverina is a dynamic region of Australia that boasts a diverse range of industries. You can find out more about the nature and extent of these industries within the RDA-Riverina website.

Further information on the Riverina and job opportunities can also be found on the following websites: