Temporary Regional Work Visas

Temporary Regional Work Visas

Temporary regional work visas are available for individual workers with skills required in regional Australia.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
Visa Subclass 491

A visa for skilled people nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia

Eligibility

You may be eligible for this visa if:

  • 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

Length of Visa

5 years

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)
Visa Subclass 494

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

There are 3 streams for this visa:

Employer Sponsored Stream

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

Labour Agreement Stream

This stream is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a labour agreement. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.

Subsequent Entrant

This visa is for members of the family unit of a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) holder who is applying separately for their SESR visa and wish to join the primary SESR visa holder in Australia.

Eligibility

  • be nominated by an approved work sponsor
  • have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be under 45 years of age
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency

Length of Visa

5 years

Temporary Skill Shortage
Visa Subclass 482
(Regional Skills List)

This temporary visa lets an employer sponsor a suitably skilled worker to fill a position they can’t find a suitably skilled Australian to fill.

There are 4 streams to apply to the 482 Visa:

Short-term stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

You can stay for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies

Medium-term stream

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

You can stay up to 4 years for this stream.

Labour agreement stream

This visa is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a Labour Agreement. It lets you live and work in Australia temporarily. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.

You can stay up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on the terms in the labour agreement.

Subsequent entrant

This visa is for family members of subclass 457 and TSS visa holders who are applying separately for their TSS visa and wish to join the primary subclass 457 or TSS visa holder in Australia.

You can stay for as long as your visa is valid.

Eligibility

  • be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor
  • have the right skills to do the job
  • meet the relevant English language requirements

Working Holiday
Visa Subclass 417

For young adults who want an extended holiday and to work here to fund it.

There are 3 working holiday visas for this subclass:

First Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.
  • ​You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction
  • You can work while you are here
  • You can apply for a second Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Second Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – who currently hold, or who have held, a Working Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.
  • ​You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 3 months of specified work while holding your first Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa
  • You can apply for a third Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Third Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – who currently hold, or who have held, a second Working Holiday visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.
  • ​You must have a passport from an eligible country/jurisdiction
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 6 months of specified work while holding your second 417 visa or a bridging visa in certain circumstances.

Length of stay

12 months for each visa

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