Regional Migration

Find out about the 494 and 491 visa below. 

Keep up to date with all travel restrictions at the Department of Home Affairs website:

RDA Southern Inland has sponsored and certified many applicants for regional skilled migration. You can read about successful skilled migration to the region here.

For those interested in moving to the region or those who have received sponsorship in our region, check out our Welcome Pack below. 



Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491)

RDA Southern Inland are sponsoring migrants to live and work in the Southern Inland and Murray region. 

Under this new arrangement, each RDA will be responsible for setting their own eligible skilled occupations for nomination (within DoHA and NSW Treasury guidelines) and accepting and assessing nomination applications. 

Find out more about the 491 visa here. 

Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

To apply migrants must

  • be nominated to work in an occupation on RDA Southern Inland’s relevant skilled occupation list
  • have at least 3 years relevant work experience in their nominated occupation
  • have a relevant skills assessment, unless an exemption applies
  • work only for their sponsor or associated entity, unless an exemption applies
  • be under 45 years of age, unless an exemption applies
  • meet minimum standards of English language proficiency

Find out more or submit an application for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (494) Visa HERE 


Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397


Shop 5, Central Arcade
158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580