Subclass 494 Skilled Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

Two streams – Employer Sponsored stream / Labour Agreement stream.

This is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for a period of 5 years from when your visa is granted.

You can live, work and study only in a designated regional area. Designated regional areas include all of Australia except for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
(Includes regions of Newcastle, Wollongong and the NSW Central Coast other regional areas include Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Sunshine Coast and Geelong).

Your sponsor/employer will need approval from the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) in the region you would be employed.