BREAKING NEWS!New skilled visas introduce to attract more migrants settling in regional areas.
TWO NEW SKILLED REGIONAL(PROVISIONAL) visas introduced from Nov 2019
• Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. 700 ELIGIBLE OCCUPATIONS will be available.
• Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa: for people who are nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by an eligible family member to live and work in regional Australia. over 500 ELIGIBLE OCCUPATIONS will be available.
Under these new visas, migrants will be required to live and work in a regional area of Australia for at least three years before they are eligible to apply for
PERMANENT SKILLED VISA from Nov 2022
A new permanent visa pathway, the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa, will also be available for holders of the new regional provisional visas in November 2022. This new permanent visa will provide further incentives for migrants to bring their skills to regional Australia and grow the Australian economy.
DEFINITION OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA CHANGE
In November 2019, the definition of Regional Australia for all skilled visas will be simplified and expanded to include all of Australia except for the following metropolitan areas:
• Gold Coast