Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)
This visa is for skilled workers seeking to be sponsored by the state or territory government to live and work in specific regional areas of Australia, or to be sponsored by a relative already living in a designated area. Under the invitation pathway, the nomination by a state or territory awards you an extra 10 points towards the points test.
This provisional visa will allow you to work and live in a specified region of Australia for up to four (4) years. It also offers a pathway to permanent residency through Skilled-Regional (residence) visa (subclass 887).