Subclass 489

This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas in Australia for up to four years.

To be eligible for this Visa, you must:

  • Be younger than 50 years.
  • Nominate an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • Attain a suitable skill assessment for your nominated occupation.
  • Be nominated by a state or territory government agency as per their requirements or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area.
  • Meet the English language ability.
  • Meet certain health and character requirements.

A sponsor must be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • Living in a designated area of Australia
  • an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.


Benefits of Subclass 489

The Skilled Nominated visa will grant you and your immediate family a temporary residence in Australia. It will allow you and your eligible family members:

  • To stay in Australia for up to 4 years
  • live, work and study in a specified regional area of Australia specified regional area of Australia
  • travel in and out of Australia while the visa is valid.