Skilled Regional 489 Visa

Applications for 489 nominations will be closed on Friday 23 August 2019 at 5:00pm (AEST) 


Applicants have until 5:00 pm (AEST) Friday 23 August 2019 to make applications for 489 nominations for the Murray region

Any applications received after the above cut off time and date will not be assessed. 

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.