This is a permanent visa for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia.
Visa Summary Requirements
You might be able to get this visa if you:
are in Australia
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 495)
Skilled Designated Area Sponsored (Provisional) visa (subclass 496)
Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487) or
Bridging visa A or Bridging visa B after applying for a subclass 495, 487 or 489 visa
have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for at least two years
have worked full time in a specified regional area for at least one year
meet health and character requirements.
You must have lived in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan areafor at least two years if you werenominated for this visa by a state or territory government. These areas are listed by postcode and state on the table below.
You must have livedin one of the following designated areas of Australia for at least two years if you were sponsored by an eligible relative.