Australia Skilled Regional Visa


Planning to Apply for Australia Regional Skilled Visa?

One of the main goals of Australia Immigration is to ensure skilled workers who live in the country are retained permanently in other to contribute to Australia's economic growth.  The value of skilled workers to the economy in Australia and its workforce strength cannot be underestimated.

This Subclass 887 Visa gives permanent residency to individuals who have lived for a period of two years and worked for at least one year in specific areas of regional Australia.

Successful applicants of the Australia Skilled Regional Visa will receive a permanent resident visa, allowing the applicant to apply for an Australian visa, live in Australia for life, get health coverage through Australia's health insurance scheme called Medicare, and sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a skilled regional visa, applicants must:

  • Currently, reside in Australia
  • Must have lived for a period of two years and worked for at least one year in specific areas of regional Australia.
  • Must clear any outstanding debts before applying for this visa
  • Must be a holder of one of the below-listed visas: 

  1. Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489
  2. Skilled Regional Sponsored Subclasses 475 and 487
  3. Skilled Designated Area Sponsored Subclass 496
  4. Skilled Independent Regional Subclass 495
  5. A Bridging visa given since the candidate has made a valid application for a subclass 495 visa

  • For dependent applicants who are 18 years old and above, they must provide evidence of functional English

Australia Skilled Regional Program Visa Details

Table showing Regional or Low Population growth Areas in Australia


State or Territory              Post Code areas


South Australia                 All

Tasmania                            All

Northern Territory            All

New South Wales               2311 - 2312

                                             2328 - 2411

                                             2420 - 2490

                                             2536 - 2551

                                             2575 - 2594

                                             2618 - 2739

                                             2787 - 2898

Queensland                         4124 - 4125



                                              4270 - 4272





                                              4307 - 4499


                                              4517 - 4519

                                              4522 - 4899

Victoria                                 3211 - 3334

                                               3340 - 3424

                                               3430 - 3649

                                               3658 - 3749






                                               3778 - 3781




                                               3810 - 3909

                                               3921 - 3925

                                               3945 - 3974


                                               3981 - 3996


Western Australia      6041 - 6044

                                                    6083 - 6084

                                                    6121 - 6126

                                                    6200 - 6799

Family Details

The following family members can be included in the application:

  • Partner
  • Your dependent child or partner's
  • Your dependent relative or your partner's

Benefits of Subclass 887 Visa Program

  • Stay and work in Australia permanently
  • Study in Australia
  • Sponsor a relative for permanent residency
  • Have access to the Australian Medicare and enjoy expense paid healthcare
  • Apply for citizenship
  • Access to some social security payment

Australia Sponsor Designated Areas Table

State or Territory                                                  Post Code areas


Australian Capital Territory                                   All

Northern Territory                                                           All

South Australia                                                                All

Tasmania                                                                           All

Victoria                                                                             All

Western Australia                                                    All

New South Wales                                                             2311 - 2312

                                                                                           2328 - 2333

                                                                                           2336 - 2490

                                                                                           2535 - 2551

                                                                                           2575 - 2739

                                                                                           2787 - 2898

Queensland                                                                       4019 - 4028

                                                                                           4037 - 4050

                                                                                           4079 - 4100



                                                                                           4124 - 4150

                                                                                           4158 - 4168

                                                                                           4180 - 4899

Visa Processing Times

Australian Skilled Regional Visa Processing Times vary due to individual circumstances. They determine how fast the Australian immigration process applications irrespective of the time they were submitted.

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