Under this visa, you and your dependents will be able to live and work in regional Australia for up to four years.
Before applying for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) you must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency. To be nominated by Regional Development Australia Orana you must first confirm that your occupation is listed on the current NSW Skilled Occupation List and then carefully follow the instructions below.
Due to the extreme number of applications being received , effective immediately, RDA Orana has paused it’s application system.
If the result of your assessment was positive, your application will be sent to NSW Department of Industry. They will nominate you on SkillSelect for regional sponsorship.
You will then receive an invitation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to apply for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
You have 60 days from your nomination to apply for your visa. During this 60 days you cannot be nominated for a different visa on this EOI number.