Regional Migration


COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) and Australian visas

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RDA's in NSW are no longer participating in the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491). To find out more about the Skilled work Regional (Provisional) (Subclass) 491 Visa please contact:

NSW Business & Skilled Migration

Telephone: 9934 0702

RDASI will continue to support regional employers in the Southern Inland region and their skill needs through the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass) 494. 

RDA Southern Inland invites skilled migrants and employers to apply for sponsorship to live and work in the Southern Inland region of NSW, under the Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (SESR).

The SESR allows skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies where there are no local Australian applicants available. Employers in regional Australia can nominate skilled migrants to fill a full-time vacancy, when there is a genuine need for a paid employee.

RDA Southern Inland certify SESR Visa applications (494).

RDA Southern Inland has sponsored and certified many applicants for regional skilled migration. You can read about successful skilled migration to the region here.

For those interested in moving to the region or those who have received sponsorship in our region, check out our Welcome Pack below. 



Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Subclass 187 Visa & State Sponsored Migration Subclass 489 Visa

If you are currently on a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMR) Subclass 187 Visa


A State Sponsored Migration Subclass 489 Visa

Please click the link below to find out more information about your Visa.

RSMS Subclass 187 Visa and Subclass 489 Visa

Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

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 apply migrants must

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on RDA Southern Inland’s 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

Find out more or submit an application for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (494) Visa HERE 


Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397


Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580