Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)


This is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia.


You must:

  • be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you
  • have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be invited to apply
  • satisfy the points test

Stay: 5 Years

Cost: From AUD4,045

Processing times

  • 75% of applications: 11 months
  • 90% of applications: 14 months

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia for 5 years
  • live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
  • apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted. See all conditions,Check your eligibility


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