Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa – Subclass 491

A visa for skilled people nominated by state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia. This visa will allow you to stay for 5 years and provide a possible pathway for a permanent visa (under subclass 191). The requirements for this visa vary depending on each state and region and is subject to regular changes to meet the needs of the particular state/region.

Permanent Residence (Skilled regional) visa – Subclass 191

This visa is for people who have lived and worked in designated regional area (on 491 visa) for at least 3 years and have taxable income above a specific income threshold for at least 3 years. Commencement of this visa is 16.11.2022 

Skilled Independent Visa – Subclass 189

This permanent visa is for applicants with competence that will match the skills listed on the relevant government skills list. In order to apply for this visa, you need to get an invitation through Expression of Interest (EOI). This visa process is highly competitive and factors such as age, English level, work experience in your nominated occupation and your education qualification will play a major role.

Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190

Skilled Nominated Visa is designed for each of the Australian states to fill in the holes for the occupations they need. Each government would have their own skills occupation list relevant to their particular needs. Just like with subclass 189, you need to be invited to apply for this visa – so the first step is to submit your Expression of Interest. This stream is points tested, so only applicants with high skill level would be invited.