Transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. 

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease at 11:59pm on 15 November 2019. 

This will affect the ability of states and territories to nominate and issue invitations for the subclass 489 visa and for intending migrants to lodge EOIs and lodge applications for this visa in accordance with the dates below.

10 September 2019:

LAST day for states and territory governments to nominate and for invitations to be issued to an intending migrant for a subclass 489 visa.

LAST day for intending migrants to lodge an EOI in SkillSelect for the subclass 489 visa.

15 November 2019:
LAST day for people who have been invited to apply for a subclass 489 visa to lodge a subclass 489 visa application.

From 16 November 2019: 

Intending migrants can lodge an EOI for the subclass 491 visa. State and territory governments can nominate and invitations are able to be issued to an intending migrant for a subclass 491 visa. Visa applications can be lodged for the subclass 491 visa for intending migrants issued with an invitation to apply.

It is important to note that throughout this period nominations, invitations, EOIs and applications are NOT affected for the 189 or 190 visa subclasses.


There are not of confusion about the "regional" area, usually for the ACT.

Please be informed that the whole ACT considered a regional area, despite they have lots of population growth for the past few years.

In the nutshell:
- The whole ACT, NT, TAS and SA are regional
- All other states, just follow the postcode.

Here is the full list of the regional area postcode:

Skilled Migrant; Jul-Aug 2019

Top 10 occupations by invitation; Independent Skilled Visa; subclass 189.

Jul- Aug 2019

Software and Applications Programmers: 133
Architects and Landscape Architects: 125
Accountants: 98
ICT Business and System Analysts: 93
Computer Network Professionals: 91
Registered Nurses: 68
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: 58
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: 56
Database and ICT Security Specialists: 51
Civil Engineering Professionals: 41 

subclass 190 NSW

There are lots of interesting occupations available for visa subclass 190 for NSW that has just recently released on 22 July 2019.

Here are just some of them.

Chef; in high demand
Cook; in high demand
Restaurant Manager; medium demand
Baker; limited demand
Pastry Cook; limited demand

and many more

Visa subclass 190 is a visa for the Permanent Residency (PR).

You could apply for this visa by yourself, without any employer getting involved.

You need to have a 60-point for yourself, plus another 5 points from the state nominate; NSW.

60 + 5 = 65 points, that will qualify you for the visa subclass 190, the Permanent Residency (PR).

The occupation will be "closed" once the demand has been reached.

Visa subclass 190 in NSW is open for everyone. You don't need to be living at NSW at the time of the application. You may live interstate or overseas. That's doesn't matter. 

Once the visa (PR) is granted, then you need to reside in NSW for 2 years. You do not need to work in that occupation. 

A few things that you need to know about visa subclass 190:

1. Have the IELTS (or equivalent) result ready. IELTS (general) 6 each band; speaking, reading, writing & listening.

2. Pass your skill assessment 

3. Age less than 45