Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491)Applications are Open
The 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa is a provisional visa for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Regional Australia
RDA Sydney processes 491 visa applications for the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury LGA’s only
Please note that RDA Sydney will communicate with applicants via email and messaging on our website
NSW nomination is by invitation only. To be considered for NSW nomination, you must register your interest on the NSW Government website. NSW will use the information you provide when you register your interest to decide whether you will be selected to apply.
Change in Visa Process
The process for the 491 skilled regional State nominated visa program has changed. Applicants must first receive an invitation to apply from the NSW Government before applying to us. The August round for requests for an invitation to apply from the NSW Government is open now and will close on the 31st of August.
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows skilled migrants to live, study and work in designated regional areas for a period of 5 years.
Registering your interest in NSW nomination is not an application.
For information about NSW nomination criteria, see the NSW Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) website.
To register your interest in NSW nomination, please visit the NSW How to register your interest in NSW nomination website and read all the information prior to completing the online form. Also, please read the NSW Common questions about skilled visas website for further information about NSW nomination for skilled visas.