A visa for skilled people nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia.
- be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you
- have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
- have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- be invited to apply
- satisfy the points test
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Main applicant|
|This is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia.|
You can stay in Australia for 5 years
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subsequent Entrant||This visa is for a member of the family unit of someone who holds a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 49).|
Until the visa that your family member holds ends.
In the recent past, the NSW has been very generous at providing state nominations for 491 Visa. The nomination requirements were not that hard for someone living in the regional area of NSW. Here below are some use full links that provide the latest information about the NSW.
Victoria has opened state nomination for a few number of occupations. The link below gives the latest information about 491 Victoria state nomination.
Canberra Matrix latest information
Tasmania 491 Visa Requirements
Western Australia 491 Visa News
Queensland 491 state nomination News
South Australia 491 Visa News
Northern Territory 491 Visa nomination