Allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas in Australia.


You must

  • hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (Extended Stay pathway)
  • be nominated by a state or territory government agency or be sponsored
    by an eligible relative (Invited pathway)
  • be invited to apply (Invited pathway)
  • have a relevant occupation
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • meet the points test pass mark of 60 points
  • be under 45 years of age at time of invitation
  • have Competent English.

Length of stay

Up to five years

What you can do

You can work and study in a specified regional area of Australia.

Global processing times

  • 75 per cent of applications
  • processed in 8 months

Point Score