This provisional visa allows a state or territory to nominate skilled people to fill positions that are available within regional Australia. This visa is a points based visa and dependent on state or territory occupational requirements


This visa is a state sponsored visa and requires that the applicant live and work in the regional area, although it is not required to that the applicant remain in the state for the entire 3 year period.

The applicant is required to have a skills assessment, have an occupation o the relevant state list and be invited to apply for the visa once the applicant has satisfied the points test.

The applicant is entitled to add family to this visa application and all applicants are required to meet heath, character and English requirements.

The pathway to permanent residence is through the Subclass 191 visa.


After grant of the visa, the applicant is required to live and work regionally for the period that they hold the visa.  They are required to work and live in the regional area for three years before they can access the Permanent Residence pathway.

The applicant is entitled to Medicare benefits while on this visa.