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Skilled Migration For The Northern Inland

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) is making an important contribution to the Northern Inland NSW region’s economy, through its skilled migration program. For employers who need a position filled and cannot do so with local labour, skilled migrant labour can be critical. For skilled workers from overseas, these pathways to permanent residency are an opportunity for a quality lifestyle in a quiet yet vibrant regional Australian community.

Under the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs, RDANI performs the Regional Certifying Body role, which entails providing advice to the Department about a nominating employer and how they meet the required criteria. Nominated employees from overseas apply for the 494 visa.

RDANI also works to attract skilled migrants from the NSW Government nominated Skilled Regional 491 sub-class visa program to our region. These applicants are not tied to a specific employer and are qualified in a skilled occupation.

In addition to liaising with employers and skilled migrants, RDANI works with community organisations which help address the challenges of settling in and engaging with a regional community.

RDA - Northern Inland is the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) Employer Sponsored stream [visa sub-class 494]

The Northern Inland region of NSW, which includes the following 12 Local Government Areas:

  • Armidale Regional Council
  • Tenterfield Shire Council
  • Glen Innes Severn Council
  • Uralla Shire Council
  • Walcha Shire Council
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council
  • Gunnedah Shire Council
  • Narrabri Shire Council
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Gwydir Shire Council
  • Inverell Shire Council.

If you are interested in relocating to this region, we encourage you to learn about it. Online information can be found on this website and its sister site: www.comeoninland.com.au.

As of the 2023-24 financial year, all applications for 491 Visa nomination in NSW will be assessed directly by the NSW Government. Further information is available on the 491 Visa section of the NSW Government website.

About the 489 and 491 Visas for Employers About the 489 and 491 Visas for Employers Find out about the 491 and 489 Visa incuding your obligations and how it can help your business. Read More
Helpful Information for 489 and 491 Visa Holders Helpful Information for 489 and 491 Visa Holders FInd out about living in the Northern Inland, working, health, transport and Permanent Resdiency. Read More
About Permanent Residency About Permanent Residency Information about the benefits of permanent residency and applying. Read More
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