Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489)
Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 489) is a temporary visa that has been designed for those
applicants, who have skills, abilities and experience that are popular in the specific states or
regional territories of Australia. This visa allows you to reside and hold a job in regional
territories of Australia for up to 4 years. You need to choose an occupation from the relevant
occupation list and also need to get sponsored by the particular territory or state in Australia,
where you have chosen to apply.
How to Apply?
To apply for this visa an applicant must:-
Have an experience in any of the relevant occupation that is listed in the
Consolidated Skilled Occupation List of Australia.
Get min 60 points based on the age, experience, English proficiency,
qualification, and other factors if applicable.
Not be above 50 years of age.
Get assessment of positive skills from a recognized accessing authority.
Attain the mandatory level of English proficiency from IELTS.
Have an experience required by territory/state.
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Apply for the State sponsorship.
Meet the requirements of health and character.
Reside in the sponsoring territory or state for 2 years, when the visa is issued.
What are the benefits of subclass 489 visa?
This visa grants you and your family the permission to
Work and reside up to four years in Australia.
Travel anywhere in Australia or outside, within your visa validity period.
Apply to be a permanent resident of Australia, if you meet all the required