Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)

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A visa that allows talented individuals to live and work in regional Australia after being nominated by a state or territory government.


You must:

  • Be invited to apply by a state or territory government agency, or you must have a sponsor who is a qualified family member.
  • Possess a job that is listed among the necessary skilled occupations.
  • Possess an evaluation of talents appropriate for the position.
  • Be asked to submit an application.
  • Fulfill the points requirement.


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Main applicant It's a temporary visa. For skilled people who wish to reside and work in regional Australia, this is intended. Australia allows a five-year stay. You can stay in Australia for 5 years From AUD4,045
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subsequent Entrant A family member of someone with a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 49) is eligible for this visa. Until the end of the family member's visa. Until the visa that your family member holds ends. From AUD4,045



NSW has been incredibly kind in the past when it comes to state nominations for 491 Visas. For someone residing in NSW's regional areas, the nomination requirements were not too complicated.


Victoria has made state nominations available for just a few jobs.


Canberra Matrix latest information


Tasmania 491 Visa Requirements

Western Australia

Western Australia 491 Visa News


Queensland 491 state nomination News

South Australia

South Australia 491 Visa News

Northern Territory

Northern Territory 491 Visa nomination

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