Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)

This visa is referred to as the Subclass 489 visa. Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to Skill Select.

RDA-Riverina welcomes overseas skilled workers to apply for regional nomination. Skill shortages exist in many parts of Australia, in particular regional Australia, which allows RDA-Riverina to nominate skilled workers to come to the Riverina. This is just one way the organisation is committed to addressing skill shortages and to enhance business development in the region.

The long term objective is to encourage these people to stay in the region. This visa is valid for up to four years, however, after two years of living in regional Australia, including at least 12 months full time working in regional Australia; sponsored skilled workers are able to apply for a permanent visa.

Visa Reform Announcements - 18 April 2017

1 July 2017 Changes to the Skilled Migration Program

Am I eligible for this visa?

To determine if you are likely to be eligible for nomination it is best to ensure that you:

  • Meet the basic requirements set by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection and obtain at least 60 points in the General Skilled Migration Points Test including 10 points for Regional nomination.

  • Be under 45 years of age when applying (provide a certified copy of passport).

  • Provide a certified copy of the English Language Test

  • Provide a certified copy of the Skills Assessment from the authorised Australian Assessing Authority.

  • Provide a resume including all previous work experience with full dates of employment.

  • Have an occupation which is in demand in the Riverina region. View the Riverina Skills in Demand List to see if your occupation is listed.

  • Be able to pay the Nomination Fee of AUD $770.00 (incl. GST).
    For details contact the Skilled Migration Officer.

How do I Apply for Visa Nomination

To apply for visa nomination, you must first express your interest by forwarding a copy of your CV/resume, English Language Test and Skills Assessment to the RDA-Riverina Skilled Migration Officer, Faye Anderson
Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9.00am-5.00pm