Skilled Regional 489 Visa

Applications for 489 nominations are now closed

New regional visas are being introduced in November 2019 “click here” to find out more. We will update our website to reflect these changes closer to November 2019

This visa is referred to as the Subclass 491 visa.

All applications received before Friday 23 August 2019  5:00pm (AEST) will be assessed and responses send before 10 September 2019

 Subclass 489 nominations - How to apply for nomination

  1. Check whether your occupation is on the Murray Region Skilled Occupation List
  2. Email a complete application to and this must include the following documents:
    • Completed RCB 489 Form
    • Copy of Completed Credit Card Payment Form - $770.00
    • Current Resume outlining all work experience and Employer references
    • Certified Copy of Passport details page
    • Certified Copy of your English Language test results (unless country of origin is exempt) - minimum 6.0 or equivalent in each module
    • Certified Copy of appropriate skills assessment provided by the relevant Australian Assessing Authority and/or registration bodies of Australia and NSW
    • Certified Copies of Work references - minimum 24 months post qualification paid work experience in the nominated occupation which must be gained before 3 years from applying for the 489-regional nomination
    • Certified Copies of qualifications & academic transcripts
    • Copy of Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted on Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect (lodgement printout showing responses EOI number and EOI points)
    • If using a Migration Agent, a copy of signed 956 form


Processing time for applications is up to 6 weeks.

Processing fee: Total fee charged for a successful nomination by RDA Murray is $770.00 (GST inclusive).

                          There is a minimum processing fee of $220.00.


Making an application for nomination under Skilled Regional (Sponsored) Visa (Subclass 489) does not guarantee a positive outcome. It is the RCB's discretion whether to nominate the applicant or not.