This temporary visa has been designed for applicants whose skills, experience and abilities are in high demand in the regional territories or specific states of Australia. This temporary visa allows you to live and work in regional territories of Australia for up to 4 years. However, you must choose an occupation from the list of skilled occupation list and you also need to obtain the sponsorship of that particular state or territory in Australia, which you have chosen to apply for.

Eligibility to apply for this visa, the applicant must:

Have experience in any of the occupations listed in the list of skilled demand occupations in Australia.

Score at least 65 points which will be calculated based up on your age, qualification, experience, proficiency in English and other languages, if applicable

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  •   Obtain sponsorship of the state / territory
  •   Should be under 50 years old
  •   Obtain a positive skill assessment from the relevant evaluating authority
  •   Have the required level of IELTS English proficiency
  •   Experience as required by the state / territory requirement
  •   Submit Expression of Interest (EOI)
  •   Apply the application for state sponsorship
  •   Comply with the health and character requirements
  •   Live in the sponsoring state or territory for 2 years once the visa is issued

Benefits of Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489):

This visa allows you and your family:

  •   Live and work in Australia for up to four years
  •   Travel in and out of Australia, until your visa is valid
  •   Apply for permanent residency if you meet the required conditions

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