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  Australian Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa

Australian Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa is for the skilled workers who wish to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan of Australia for the period of four years under Australian Immigration. Candidates need to obtain a nomination from state/territory government or must have sponsorship from relatives living in a designated area of Australia. Under this visa program, you have to live for 2 years and work for at least 12 months in the designated area of Australia.  You have to score minimum 60 points that include factors like Age, Qualification, Work experience, English Language Skills etc on the points system.

You can apply for this visa under two pathways :

Invited Pathway

    To be eligible to apply under Invited pathway,

  • Nomination by state or territory government
  • Sponsorship from an eligible relative living in a designated area of Australia.

Extended Pathway

To be eligible to apply under Extended pathway,

  • Must be a holder of provisional visa subclass 475, 487,495 or 496

Related: Skilled Independent Visa- Subclass 189 and Skilled Nominated Visa-Subclass 190

Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa basic requirements:

Candidates have to fulfill the below-given basic requirements in order to be eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Must be less than 50 years of age.
  • Must have sponsorship from State/Territory Government or nomination from relatives living in a designated area of Australia
  • Proficient in the English Language
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Nominate an occupation from Short-term Skilled Occupation List.
  • Must have positive skills assessment from the recognized authority
  • Submit Expression of interest (EOI)
  • Must score at least 60 points on the points system.( click here to see your points )
  • Receive an Invitation to apply (ITA)

Designated Areas of Australia

State or Territory Designated areas
New South Wales( Except Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong) Post areas 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2899
South Australia Anywhere
Western Australia Anywhere
Northern Territory Anywhere
Tasmania Anywhere
Queensland (Except Brisbane metropolitan area) Postcode areas 4019-4028, 4037-4050, 4079-4100, 4114, 4118, 4124-4150, 4158-4168, 4180-4899
Victoria Anywhere
Australian Capital Territory Anywhere


Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa application process:

Candidates have to go through following steps in order to file the visa application:

  • You have to complete skills assessment of the nominated occupation with the appropriate government body. Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will see whether you are capable of doing your chosen occupation in Australia.
  • After receiving positive skills assessment, you can submit Expression of Interest (EOI). if eligible, you will be invited under Skillselect program.
  • If you are finalized, you will receive Invitation to apply (ITA). You have to apply for Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa within 60 days after receiving the Invitation to apply. Before applying for this visa, you must be nominated by State/Territory government or sponsored by eligible relatives living in a designated area of Australia.
  • Candidates have to submit all the required documents mentioned in the visa application to avoid delays in processing time.

Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa processing time:

The processing time may vary if a candidate has to include additional data or health or character requirements.

Stream 75 % of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Subclass 489( Skilled Regional -GSM) 6 months 8 months
Subclass 489( State or Territory Government) 5 months 8 months

Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa cost:

Cost of Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa changes with time. The final cost depends on the date when Immigration Authorities receive the application.

Subclass Base application charge Additional applicant charge ( 18 & above) Additional applicant charge (less than 18 years)
Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa AUD3,670 AUD 1800 AUD 900

Candidates have to pay other costs like – health certificate cost. Character certificate cost, or other documentation costs etc.

Benefits of Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa:

Once Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa granted, you are allowed to –

  • Live in Australia for the period of four years.
  • Work and study in a Regional area of Australia.
  • Travel to and fro from Australia till the visa is valid.

For availing information regarding Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa, Call the corporate hotline 011-48414141/Email your queries on info@makevisas.com and Visit our Official Website.

Related Links:

Skilled Independent Visa- Subclass 189 Parent Visa- subclass 03
Skilled Nominated Visa- Subclass 489 Partner subclass 820
Student Visa- Subclass 500 Business Talent Visa- Subclass 132
Student Guardian Visa- Subclass 590 Visitor Visa- Subclass 600

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