RDA Southern Inland administers Regional Skilled Migration visas for the Southern Inland. As the regional certifying body (RCB) for the region, providing the Department of Home Affairs with information about local labour market conditions and other relevant regional matters.
Visa options for employing workers in regional Australia
If you are looking to employ workers in regional Australia, you must ensure that they are legally able to work in Australia. There are penalties for employing illegal workers. Check out the brochure Visa options for employing workers in regional Australia to check the visa options for employing workers in regional Australia.
For more information on visa options for employing workers in regional Australia visit:
Applying for a Regional Skilled Migration Visa
Please see below for the application process for either a Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491) or a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494) - Employer Sponsored Stream.
SKILLED WORK REGIONAL VISA (SUBCLASS 491)
Applicants must first register their interest and receive an invitation to apply from the NSW Government before applying to us.
Requests for an invitation to apply will only be accepted by the NSW Government during the submission windows in the months of August, October, January and March.
SKILLED EMPLOYER SPONSORED REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA (SUBCLASS 494)
This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
To be eligible, migrants:
- Must be nominated by an eligible business to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
- Have at least 3 years relevant work experience in their nominated occupation
- Have a relevant skills assessment, unless an exemption applies
- Work only for their sponsor or associated entity, unless an exemption applies
- Be under 45 years of age, unless an exemption applies
- Meet minimum standards of English language proficiency.
Welcome to the Southern Inland Region
For those interested in moving to the region or those who have received sponsorship in our region, check out our Welcome Pack to learn more about the region.
Keep up to date with all travel restrictions at the Department of Home Affairs website:
RDA Southern Inland has sponsored and certified many applicants for regional skilled migration. You can read about successful skilled migration to the region here.