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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa allows skilled workers to live and work in a specified regional area of Australia for up to four years. If you are eligible, this visa provides a pathway to permanent residence through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) Visa (Subclass 887).

In order to be eligible under the invited pathway, you must;

  • be nominated by an Australian State or Territory.
  • nominate an occupation on the appropriate skills list and have a suitable skills assessment for that occupation.
  • be under 45 years of age.
  • achieve the required points score based on the factors in the points test.

What does this visa allow you to do?

  • stay in Australia for up to four years.
  • live, work and study in a specified regional area of Australia.
  • travel in and out of Australia while the visa is valid.
  • this visa provides a pathway to permanent residence through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) Visa (Subclass 887).