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*Please note: We have suspended applications for all Registered Nurses (including midwives) and all ICT occupations until February 2019.
To be considered for Sponsorship from RDA - Southern Inland you must first lodge an online Expression of Interest. To lodge an Expression of Interest you will require the following information in PDF format to upload to the website:
Link to the Online Expression of Interest Form
You cannot lodge your application until your EOI has been approved and a 489 reference number has been provided.
If RDA Southern Inland approves your EOI, we will notify you via email and request you provide the following documents, with payment of $770 (GST inclusive). Note, this payment is non-refundable.
The documentation above and payment should be sent to:
Regional Development Australia Southern Inland
PO Box 775
GOULBURN NSW 2580 Australia
Please note: processing time for applications is up to 6 weeks.
Please do not request updates on the status of your application unless it is outside this timeframe.
Your signed Form R will be forwarded to NSW State Government, they will then nominate you on SkillSelect for regional sponsorship.
You will receive an invitation from DIBP to complete your 489 Visa. You have 90 days from date of your nomination to advise RDA Southern Inland of your DIBP SkillSelect EOI reference number.
Once your Visa has been approved by DIBP you are required to advise RDASI of your estimated time of arrival to the Southern Inland Region. Your Sponsorship commitment is that you relocate to the Southern Inland region within 90 days of your visa being granted by DIBP.
It is your responsibility to keep our office up to date on your living and working arrangements from the time your visa is granted by DIBP.
Conditions for Sponsorship by RDA - Southern Inland
Please use your RDA Southern Inland reference number in ALL communications with us.
An administration fee ($770 inc GST) applies for processing applications and is payable at the time of submitting a Full Application (not when submitting an Expression of Interest). The RDASI Credit Card Payment Form is available here.
Contact the 489 Visa Team on 02 4822 6397 or via email email@example.com.
Please download the form and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org