Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 489

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)

Under this provisional migration subclass applicant has to meet the point test on the basis Age, Skills, English Language and other requirements of relevant occupation assessing Authority to migrate to Australia. Besides basic requirements applicants must obtain nomination from State Government  to live and work in specified regional areas of Australia or must be sponsored by relatives (Immediate blood relatives)  living in designated areas of Australia. This visa is a 3 years provisional visa with a an opportunity to apply for permanent residency after you have lived for 2 years and worked at least 12 months in a specified area of Australia. This applictaion must be lodged through skillselect  system only. After 1st July 2012  applicants are  no longer require to lodge applictaion for state nomination before lodging Expression Of Intrest (EOI) . Current passing points for this visa subclass is 60.


Nominated by State Government

Live and work in specified regional areas of Australia OR 

Sponsored by a relative living in designated Areas of Australia


Allows you to remain in Australia for up to three (3) years and requires you to live and work in a Specified Regional Area in Australia

Allows accompanying secondary applicants to work and study, but only in a Specified Regional Area of Australia

Provides a pathway to permanent residence

Please send you’re complete resume at for assessment in confidence for permanent settlement in Australia under this subclass.  Our team of practiced migration agents has successfully settled several families in Australia under this class.

NB: To apply  under this visa class applicant must nominate occupation listed in the Regional Demand list