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Features

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) visa.

For family members of someone who already holds a subclass 489, 475, 487, 495 or 496 - Apply for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subsequent Entrant (subclass 489) visa. 

Requirements

Invited Pathway

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:

  • been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area
  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevantskilled occupations list
  • a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • at least competent English

Extended Stay Pathway

You can also apply for this visa if you hold a provisional visa in subclass 496, 495, 487 or 475

What this Visa Lets you do..

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa: stay in Australia indefinitely ,work and study in Australia ,enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses ,apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible),sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence, travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

You can get this visa if..

1. Invited Pathway you are eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When your letter of invitation is sent, you must also have: been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area , nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupations list ,a suitable skills assessment for that occupation ,not yet turned 50 years of age ,achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test.

2. Extended Stay Pathway - you have held a provisional visa in subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 for at least two years and want to extend your stay in Australia.

3. You are a family member of someone who holds this visa (subclass 489) or a provisional visa in subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496.

 

You can sponsor an eligible relative for this visa if..

You are at least 18 years of age, you live in a designated area of Australia ,you are an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. ,The relative or the relative's partner you want to sponsor must be your: ,child or stepchild ,parent or step-parent ,brother, sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, stepbrother, step sister, niece, nephew, adoptive niece, adoptive nephew, step niece, step nephew, aunt, uncle, adoptive aunt, adoptive uncle, grandparent or first cousin.