Status Update for 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa in NSW

Each region in New South Wales has different Skilled Occupation Lists and nomination processing systems for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489). Therefore, each region's status regarding 489 visa can be varied:

  • Central West Region: currently closed. Occupation List will be posted by 5 August 2019 and application will open at the same time. ( Click here to read more details )


  • Far South Coast: currently suspended. Further announcement for openings will be posted.


  • Mid North Coast: currently not accepting applications. Further announcement for openings will be posted.



  • Northern Inland: will open soon. Skilled Occupation List will be available once the nominations start to process.


  • Northern Rivers: currently closed. The new Skilled Occupation List is not available yet.


  • Orana: currently closed and cannot apply unless the applicant has genuine full-time employment in the region. The application will open on 1 August 2019. 


  • Riverina: will open soon.


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