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Australia Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Subclass 489)


This points-based visa is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia.

The visa is valid for four years, and a visa holder must live and work in a specified regional area.

What does this visa let you do?


Applications are by invitation only. To be invited to apply, a person must:

Visa Fee

Applicant in Australia or outside Australia:

Base Application Charge: $3520
Additional Applicant Charge (18 and over): A$1760
Additional Applicant Charge (Under 18): A$880

For applicants who have turned 18 at the time of application and who are assessed as not having functional English and who have not paid a second installment of the visa application charge in relation to an application for a visa, the second installment is: $4 890. For any other applicant, the second installment is nil.

Disclaimer: Visa fees are subjected to change without prior notice. All charges shown above are in AUD.

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