Are you interested in residing and working in specified regional areas of Australia with the goal of extending your stay for up to five years? Consider applying for the recently introduced Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 491!
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 491, is a provisional visa that grants eligible individuals and their families the opportunity to reside, study, and work in Australia's designated regional areas for a period of five years. This visa is valid for five years, and after three years, visa holders who meet all the necessary criteria may have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency through Subclass 191.
Nominated by a state/territory government or be sponsored by an eligible relative in a designated regional area
The list of designated regional areas includes Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, and Hobart, while Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne are not included.