Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)

This visa allows skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, to live and work in regional Australia temporarily for 5 years. This visa has a direct pathway to permanent residency.

Visa applicants must be nominated by their employer and have an eligible skilled occupation.

Employers must be approved as a Standard Business Sponsor in order to make a nomination.

There are multiple streams available. We will help you to identify the most suitable stream for you, depending on the details of the role and any relevant personal history.

If you are worried about encountering issues or restrictions when applying for this visa, we may be able to help. Please contact us for more information.


As part of the specific visa requirements, you may have to:

As part of the sponsoring an nomination requirements, employers may have to:

As part of the general eligibility requirements, employees may have to:

If you cannot meet one or more of these requirements, contact us to discuss possible options.

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