Sub Class 489

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)

The Skilled Nominated or Sponsored visa Subclass 489 replaces both the Regional Sponsored skilled Subclass visa 475 and the 487 sub class visa.

This points-based visa is for talented professionals who are nominated by a state/territory of Australia or are sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia. The visa is legitimate for a long time, and a visa holder should live and work in a predetermined provincial zone. Moreover, eligible family members or relatives can be incorporated into the application.

To be eligible for the application of this visa, one must submit an Expression of Interest through Skill Select. This can be done while residing in or outside of Australia.


This visa allows you and your accompanying family members to:

  • Study in a predefined local zone of Australia
  • Temporarily live and work in the nominated provincial territory of Australia
  • Travel all through Australia while the visa is valid
  • Apply for permanent resident on meeting specific conditions

Eligibility factors:

The basic conditions to apply for this visa are to be sponsored/nominated by a state or territory government or receive a sponsorship from an eligible relative residing in Australia and score overall 60 points under the points-based test.

With this, to apply for this visa, there are certain fundamental prerequisites. You should:

  • be welcome to apply
  • be over 18 years and under 50 years when the invitation is issued
  • nominate an occupation that matches your aptitudes and capabilities and is on the Skilled Occupation List
  • have your skills evaluated by a significant assessing body relevant to the occupation chosen
  • be proficient in the English language
  • be sound in health and moral in character

In the event that you are allowed to apply, you will get a time of 60 days to present your online application. Your Invitation to Apply will feature the details of further procedure. It is important that your application should reflect the data you have provided in your Expression of Interest and must be supported by valid and evident documents.

Accompany members

You can incorporate the following relations in your visa application:

  • Your partner
  • Your or your partner’s child
  • Your or your partner’s relative

Conditions to obtain the visa:

Sponsorship by a state or territory

When you receive your visa through any state or  territory, the following conditions are applicable:

  • Visa holder must reside in the nominated state for about two years
  • The state/territory must be informed about the change of  your location
  • Complete reviews and provide data whenever demanded by the state authorities

Sponsored for the visa through an eligible relative

If you are nominated by any of your eligible relatives, you must live and work in the territory of your relative’s residence, who has sponsored your visa. In a case that you want to change your location, you must ou should live and work in an assigned territory. In the event that you plan to look for perpetual habitation, you should demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to do so.

To sponsor you a visa, the respective relative must be:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • an Australian permanent resident or
  • an eligible citizen of New Zealand

In a case that you do not follow the conditions of the visa:

  • the visa of yours and your accompanying family members would be canceled
  • you will not be allowed to apply for another temporary Skilled Regional Sponsored visa
  • you will not be allowed for a permanent residence

You or your accomplice must be identified with your patron as:

  • a child – including a stepchild, or
  • a guardian – including a stage guardian, or
  • a sibling or sister – including assenting or step-kin, or
  • a niece or nephew – including receptive or step-niece or nephew, or
  • a close relative or uncle – including receptive or step-auntie or uncle, or
  • a grandparent or first cousin


Need preparing game plans apply to this visa. They decide the request in which Australian movement considers applications paying little respect to when they have been submitted. To discover more about the need handling plans Australian movement has set up, please read our complete news report on this point.

Expansion from different visas

This visa likewise permits holders of visa subclasses 495, 496, 475 and 487 to stay in Australia for an extra year.

In the event that you hold one of the accompanying visas and have met all the states of that visa, you might be qualified to apply for a subclass 489 visa, permitting you to stay in Australia for an extra year:

  • Designated area supported provisional and skilled Subclass 495, 496
  • Regional sponsored skilled and provisional subclasses named 475 or 487

Your dependents that were excluded in your unique application may likewise be qualified to apply for this visa. As a holder of one of the above temporary visas, you and any resulting candidates don’t have to present an Expression of Interest and/or get a welcome to apply. Rather you apply by presenting an application for an application for Provisional Skilled Regional – Subsequent Entrant Visa (489) or Provisional Skilled Regional – Renewal Visa (489). But, you must be allowed a most extreme of two temporary talented visas, which means on the off chance that you’ve held any of the above.