Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494)

Regional Development Australia Central Coast is a Regional Certifying Body for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494).

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) enables Australian employers in designated regional areas to nominate skilled overseas workers. The SESR 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 regional area where the nominated position is located.

When an employer decides to nominate a skilled overseas worker for a SESR visa in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream, the nomination must be accompanied by advice completed by a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB).  The RCB must have responsibility for the area where the nominated position is located. RCBs provide advice to the Department regarding the Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) for the occupation.

More information about the SESR visa here. 


Regional Australia

The SESR visa covers all of Australia except Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Areas of Australia is further defined by reference to a Legislative Instrument that specifies regional areas by post code.

View Designated regional postcodes here.

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

SESR RCB Guidelines 2023

Form 1404

Form 956