Australia Employer Sponsored Regional Visa


The Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa helps regional employers fill critical skills gaps by sponsoring skilled foreign workers when they can't find an Australian worker with the necessary skills. This visa is designed to support regional economic growth and development by ensuring businesses have access to the talent they need to thrive.

Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494)

Are you ready to trade in your daily grind for an adventure in the great Aussie Outback? The Regional Employer Sponsored Visa (subclass 494) might just be your ticket to a new life down under! This visa is the perfect way to get out of the city and into the breathtaking landscapes of Australia's regional areas, all while putting your skills to good use. And the best part? You'll be helping regional employers find the skilled workers they need. So, grab your hat and boots, and get ready to explore the wild frontier of regional Australia!

Employer Sponsored Stream
Labour Agreement Stream
Subsequent Entrant
Pathway to Permanent Residency

Benefits of Employer Sponsored Regional Visa

  • Stay in Australia for 5 years
  • The visa application can be lodged while in or outside of Australia.
  • The visa allows for living, studying, and working in regional Australia.
  • Access to public healthcare and education services.
  • This is a provisional visa that permits a stay of up to 5 years.
  • After 3 years on this visa, you may be eligible for a permanent Subclass 191 visa

Occupation and Skills

When applying for an employer-sponsored visa, it's important to ensure that your occupation is on the approved list of skilled occupations. You also need a positive skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority to showcase your skills and expertise to the Australian government, similar to an audition.

English Test

Having competent English language skills is the minimum requirement for all skilled visas, including employer-sponsored visas. However, obtaining proficient or superior scores in an English test can earn you additional points towards your application. Having strong English language skills is essential when applying for any of these visas.

Lotto Ticket to PR

This visa provides an excellent opportunity to explore Australia's stunning regional landscapes while utilizing your skills to assist regional employers in need of skilled workers. Moreover, upon completion of three years, you become eligible for permanent residency.

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