Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa

This visa invites those workers who can meet the skill shortages in Regional Territories of different States to live and work for a period of 4 years. Applicant must have at least 65 points to get sponsored/nominated the by State Government or eligible visa holding relative who must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen.


Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Check the eligibility to apply for Subclass 189 by selecting the relevant occupation from skilled occupation list, skill assessment and calculating points of interest in SkillSelect
  2. Submit the EOI if points of Interest are at least 65
  3. EOI of applicants is visible to state and territory governments and in case of shortage of skills in regional territories, state or territory government nominate the applicants in regional territories
  4. Get the invitation to apply if nominated by the state or territory government or sponsored by an eligible relative
  5. Apply within 60 days of invitation


Applicant must:

  1. Have an age less than 45 year
  2. Have an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupations list
  3. Have positive skill assessment from the relevant assessing authority
  4. Score at least 65 points on the points test
  5. Be invited to apply for the visa
  6. Meet health and character requirements
  7. Have a competent English language

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