Riverina Skilled Migration Program - sc489

Riverina region of NSW includes the Shires of Wagga Waag city, Griffith City, Leeton, Gundagai, Narrandera, Hay, Snowy valleys, Temora, Lockhart, Junee, Coolamon, Murrumbidgee, West Wyalong and Carrathool.

Riverina Skilled Migration program assists employers to sponsor overseas workers to work in a skilled migration program, and the skilled workers can apply for the 489-visa subclass to apply to migrate to Australia.

To apply for the 489-visa subclass, you need to send an email to Riverina with the details which act as your EOI. Once the Skilled Migration Officer assesses and if you are eligible, will send you the bank details and the NSW Form R to b filled. The Nomination Application fee as of now is $770 which is inclusive of the GST. After you submit all the required details with an application fee, the RDA Riverina will let you know the Nomination Outcome. The NSW Form R will be forwarded to the Department who will send you the Invitation to apply for the 489 visas.

Currently, the Nominations for the Plant or production Engineer and Registered Nurse applications are on hold due to the high volume of EOI. Riverina Occupation list.docx

You will have 60 days form the day of the invitation to apply for the visa. Each EOI is valid for only two years, and you get only two invitation for each EOI. If you don’t lodge your visa application after 60 days of your second invitation, your EOI will be removed from the skill select. Once your visa has been approved, you are supposed to contact the Riverina Skilled Migration officer to advise of your plans to the Riverina region.