AusDream – Australian Migration Agents




Anticipate spending longer time to live, work and study in Australia? Desired to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia in the future? The Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) is a points-tested visa for skilled workers who are nominated by a state, territory or sponsored by an eligible relative. Different states or territories have their unique selecting systems. In Australian Capital Territory (ACT), a score-based Canberra Matrix is used to select the candidates.

This visa allows eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in the designated regional area of Australia for up to 5 years. If eligible, visa holders could apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191).

With this visa you can:

  • stay in Australia for 5 years
  • live, work and study within a designated regional area of Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare)
  • include members of the family unit in your visa application
  • if eligible, apply for permanent residency in the future


You need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be nominated or sponsored
  • Have a suitable skills assessment
  • Be invited to apply for this visa
  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Score 65 points or more for your EOI
  • Other requirements

Cost & Processing Time:

Please contact AusDream staff.

For more information, please contact AusDream staff or visit AusDream office!
Tel: 02 6188 3500
Address: Level 2, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2601