494 Visas

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR) enables Australian employers in the Central Coast and Hawkesbury NSW region to sponsor skilled overseas workers. This is to assist employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia where they have been unable to fill vacant positions with Australian citizens or permanent residents living in or wishing to move to the Central Coast or the Hawkesbury regions where the nominated position is located. 

Further information regarding the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) is available at Department of Home Affairs  

The role of the of the RCB is to provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs, using local knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the annual market salary rate for the occupation.  

NOTE: FROM MONDAY 1ST MARCH 2021 THE PROCESSING FEE FOR 494 VISAS WILL INCREASE TO $800.00 (inc GST)

Central Coast & Hawkesbury RCB forms - SESR (subclass 494)   

RCB Guidelines & Checklist for RCB Advice 

Form 1404

Form 956