**Due to an extremely high number of 489 applications, we are temporarily suspending applications for the 489 visa in this region as of 1st August 2019. We aim to reopen applications by 1st September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We will cease assessing EOIs at 5pm on Friday 16 August, if you have not received an invitation to full application by this time, you will not receive an invitation in the 489 Visa program. We will reopen applications for 491 Sponsorship once the 491 Visa program commences. Please check the Department of Home Affairs for these dates.
If you are successful in gaining an Invitation to Full Application, please provide all documentation to RDASI Office by the 28th of August. Any applications received past this date will not be assessed.
Reminder: The decision of your EOI is final, no further explanation of the decision will be provided.
RDA Southern Inland invites skilled migrants to apply for sponsorship to live and work in the Southern Inland region of NSW, under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).
The RSMS allows skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies where there are no local Australian applicants available. Employers in regional Australia can nominate skilled migrants to fill a full-time vacancy, when there is a genuine need for a paid employee.
RDA Southern Inland certify RSMS Visa applications (187) and also sponsor State Sponsored Migration (489) Visa applicants.
Before applying to RDA Southern Inland for sponsorship of the 489 Visa, you are advised to read the current Skilled Occupations List which lists the occupations, where there are skills shortages in the Southern Inland region. CLICK HERE to see the current Skilled Occupations List.
RDA Southern Inland has sponsored and certified many applicants for regional skilled migration. You can read about successful skilled migration to the region here.
Please note that appointments must be made in advance with the Regional Migration Officer. If you would like to make an appointment for any reason, please call 02 4822 6397.
For those interested in moving to the region or those who have received sponsorship in our region, check out our Welcome Pack below.