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The Skilled Regional nominated (489) visa is a provisional skilled visa that allows applicants to live and work in regional NSW for up to 4 years. Currently, there are 9 regions participating in the NSW 489 program.

Each regional area publishes its own skilled occupation list with the occupations that are in demand. The information below is a summary of the status of each region.

Central West
    Temporarily closed. The Central West Skills Occupation List will re-open in March 2019.

Far South Coast
    Temporarily closed. Applications for the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS) 489 for the NSW Far South Coast is currently suspended until early 2019.

Mid North Coast
    Temporarily closed. All applications are currently on hold and RDA MNC is not accepting any further applications due to a high volume of Expressions of Interest.

    Open for nominations

Northern Inland
    Open for nominations

Northern Rivers
    Temporarily closed

    Temporarily closed

    Temporarily closed. Nomination to all occupations are closed. This will be reviewed in February 2019.

Southern Inland
    Open for nominations

Note that this information is accurate as of the date of the publication of this post. For up-to-date information on occupation lists go to our searching tool.

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