Once you are selected to apply for a visa nomination for a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 491), you can submit your visa nomination application through Live in Melbourne.
To receive Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) nomination from Victoria, you will need to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
Be below age 45 to submit a nomination application for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa.
You must have a Competent level of English (or equivalent).
All applicants must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least six in each band score or equivalent. Alternative English language tests are accepted. Applicants can obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following Department of Home Affairs’ accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).
You must upload a scanned copy of your English language test result as part of the online nomination application. Please ensure that your English test result is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.
Please note: If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand you are not required to submit English language test results. You must submit a copy of your passport bio page.
You must have lived and worked in regional Victoria for at least the past 6 months.
You will be required to provide evidence of your residency with your application form. For example, you may wish to provide:
- a current bill
- a bill or documentation evidencing your residency from 6 months ago
To check if your postcode is considered as regional for migration purposes, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Employment and occupation
You must be currently employed in regional Victoria in a highly skilled occupation in health or medical research which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and health response for at least the past 6 months. Your occupation must be on one of the Department of Home Affairs’ eligible lists for nomination applications.
You will need to provide evidence of this work experience by providing:
- a signed copy of your current employment contract
- your most recent payslip
- evidence of superannuation
- your current position description
- your current employer's details (including telephone number)
Please note, the business where you are working must be:
- active and operating in regional Victoria for at least two years; and
- be located in a designated regional area of Victoria.
A skills assessment must match the occupation you have nominated. Please ensure that your skills assessment is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.
To find out where you can have your skills assessed, go to the skills assessment and assessing authorities section on the Department of Home Affairs website.
There are no financial requirements as all applicants are already living and working in regional Victoria.