This is a permanent visa which solely relies on the applicant's skills based on the points test. It does not require an employer or State/Territory nomination.
SKILLED WORK REGIONAL
PROVISIONAL) (Subclass 491)
This is a temporary visa valid up to 5 years requiring the applicant to be nominated by a State or Territory Government agency. The applicant must live and work in a designated regional area of Australia. Each State has its own criteria and occupations lists.
This is a permanent visa and to be eligible the applicant is to be nominated by a State or Territory Government agency. Each State has its own criteria and occupations lists.
FOR EACH OF THESE VISAS:
Have a suitable skills assessment
Occupation on relevant list
Meet points test (minimum of 65)
Lodge Expression of Interest through SkillSelect
Receive invitation to apply
Can apply onshore or offshore
Can include family
Under 45 years of age at time of visa application