Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489)

What is Subclass 489 VISA and how can you apply for it?

Subclass 489 is a Temporary VISA for Eligible and Skilled workers who want to live while working in Australia.

What is the real Benefit of Subclass 489 VISA?

This VISA allows you to work and study while living in Australia for 4 years.

One may want to take advantage of the Australian Health Care Scheme for the public.

You may bring your folks along with you to live with you in Australia.

You may travel back and forth from Australia until your VISA expires.

Applicant’s Nomination

This Subclass 489 VISA is provisional and you may live in Australia in areas where there is low population growth. This is done to increase the growing population of the region.

There’s a process of nomination before selecting the applicants. If you’re nominated, you mustn’t withdraw your nomination or else you’ll lose your chance for the VISA.


Bringing Home with you

It’s easy to bring your folks along with this VISA in Australia by mentioning their name on the applicant’s form. You can also bring along any dependent child with you.

You may register the names of the family members that are going to be with you while traveling to Australia or else (in case you haven’t decided yet), you may submit their names before the decision for your VISA is taken.

For all the members who are going along with the applicant:

You need to fulfill the minimum Health and Character requirements.

If you have a child or a partner that is dependent on you yet, they aren’t going, you need to elaborate on the reason for such a situation.

How much will it cost?

  • The cost of the VISA itself is around 4045 Australian Dollars. The charges for the family members that are going along is exclusive of the amount given above. Also, the amount does not include costs of Health Check-ups, Police Reports, and Biometric of the applicant and his family members. The cost for an applicant which is 18 or above and does not have fluency or functional English will cost extra.

Application Form

  • If you’re outside Australia you need to follow the basic procedure to fill out the application form.
  • If you’re in Australia while applying for this VISA you need to have your major VISA or a Bridge VISA.


Although there are no limitations on how traveling in and out of Australia, you can only travel as long as your VISA does not expire.

Running and Processing

  • Every application for Subclass 489 is thoroughly analyzed and checked before clearance so it may vary according to many factors like:
  • Whether if the applicant provided the complete documentation and form for the VISA.
  • Applicants response time when called for queries or additional information regarding the queries.
  • Time to perform checks on the additional information provided by the applicant.
  • Checking for availability of a suitable place for migration for a permanent migration applicant



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