494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa) – WORK IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional Visa) (Subclass 494) visa enables regional Australian business to sponsor skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. The 494 visa allows Australian employers to sponsor foreign employees to live and work in regional Australia permanently. An international worker tht holds a 494 visa is usually granted permanent residency after 3 years of working in regional Australia.  The 494 visa is designed to address identified labour shortages within regional Australia. Regional Australia includes most locations of Australia that are outside the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  For example, cities such as Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast and Hobart are considered part of Regional Australia.  The 494 visa is a great pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

Why choose Immigration Gurus for your 494 skilled employer sponsored visa

  • We prepare your whole 494 visa application
  • We also work with employers to make sure that the sponsorship and nominations applications are done correctly
  • Quality, expert advice on 494 regulations
  • Hundreds of successful 494 visa applicants
  • High Success rate
  • Network of 494 eligible employers

494 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa – the basics

  • Applicants must be less than 45 years of age when making the application
  • Be nominated by an approved Australian employer, who will sponsor them in a position in Regional Australia
  • Have the relevant skills, qualifications and work experience to perform the position
  • Have a positive skills assessment
  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • There are exemptions available in some circumstances.

Please Contact Us to find out if you are eligible for the 494 visa scheme.

The 494 Visa has two streams

The entry stream that you are eligible for will depend on your current situation and will be evaluated by our team.


Employer Sponsored Stream


Labour Agreement Stream

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