The Skilled - Nominated (Provisional) visa subclass 489 is an Australian state sponsored visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in a regional or low population growth area in Australia.
This is a temporary visa has been designed for those applicants, whose skills, experience and abilities are well in demand in the regional territories or specific states of Australia. This visa allows you to live and work in Regional territories of Australia for up to 4 years. However, you must choose an occupation from the relevant occupation list and also need to get the sponsorship from that particular state or territory in Australia, which you have chosen to apply.
The Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa replaced both the offshore Skilled - Regional Sponsored Subclass 475 visa and the onshore Subclass 487 visa in 2012-2013.
To apply for this visa an applicant must:-