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Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa

Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa, TASMANIA


This Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa which allows you to live and work in Tasmania for up to four years.

State nomination from Tasmania provides you with 10 additional points to help you qualify for a visa under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) point test.

You may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the DIBP 887 visa after you have lived in Tasmania for two years and worked full-time (35 hours per week) for at least 1 year during that time.

Nomination Process

Nomination process diagram

DIBP Requirements

The Department of State Growth is responsible for issuing state nominations for the subclass 489 visa. To be eligible to apply, you must fulfil the requirements set by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Go to the DIBP website for further information on their requirements.

If you meet these key DIBP requirements, please go to Nomination Criteria to check your eligibility to apply for state nomination.

Nomination Criteria

If you are nominated by the Tasmanian Government for this visa you must live in Tasmania for two years after the visa is issued. You must work full time for 12 months during the two years if you want to apply for the permanent resident visa Subclass 887 after you have finished the provisional period.

In addition to the DIBP requirements, you must meet the criteria for one of the following categories to apply for Tasmanian State nomination for the subclass 489 visa:

Category 1

If you are a Tasmanian Graduate:

  • Studied full-time and on-site in a Tasmanian tertiary institution for a minimum of one academic year (46 weeks);
  • Both the course and institution are CRICOS registered.
  • Genuine intention to live and work in Tasmania.


Category 2

Family in Tasmania

  • You have a family member who:
    • is an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen
    • has lived in Tasmania for 12 months or more
    • is your parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent
    • agrees to support you when you arrive in Tasmania and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania.
  • Your nominated occupation is on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
  • Genuine intention to live and work in Tasmania.

Click HERE for a fact sheet on the Family Skilled Migration option.


Category 3

Job Offer

    • Formal job offer or letter of interest for a job that is based in Tasmania (for a minimum of 35 hours per week).*
      • Unlike the Subclass 190 visa, the job offer does not have to be in-line with your skills assessment.
    • Evidence of the job offer needs to be attached to the application (this could be a contract or formal letter providing an offer of employment).
    • Nominated occupation on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
    • Genuine intention to live and work in Tasmania including evidence of sufficient funds to cover relocation and resettlement costs.

*     You can meet this requirement if you work 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs. You can include any paid employment or self-employment, and you will need to be able to provide evidence of your employment claims


Category 4

Small Business Owner


The average assessment time is 20 business days for complete applications. Documents required:

  • an EOI from SkillSelect
  • Declaration of financial capacity (click HERE for the form)
  • short curriculum vitae (CV), outlining your skills and education
  • copy of your passport bio page
  • copy of your skills assessment
  • copy of your English language testing results
  • copy of the Tasmanian job offer or letter of interest from an employee for work you will do in Tasmania
  • copy of your academic transcript
  • If you are applying under the Family Skilled Migration category:
    • Statutory Declaration of family member (click HERE for the form)
    • Proof of residence of family member (Residential agreement, utility bill, or Council rates)
  • one to two page summary of why you want to live in Tasmania which includes a statement of commitment to live and work in the state

Note that this application form must be completed in English and that there is no fee charged by the Tasmanian Government for visa nomination.

SOURCE: https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_regional

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