Skilled regional subclass 489


This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas in Australia for up to four years. The basic requirement for this visa is to get sponsorship either from a state or territory regional area or eligible relative living in a designated area. Candidates should also meet the point test by scoring 60 including the points from the relative/state sponsorship. This visa is designed by the Australian Government to address skill shortage in designated areas of Australia.

A candidate is qualify for this visa if he/she;

  • Is under 50 years of age
  • Have the skills and qualifications that meet the Australian standard for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)