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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 assesses applications from prospective skilled migrations for the NSW Government nominated Skilled Regional 491 sub-class visa. Applicants are supported by RDANI and receive a State nomination if they meet the criteria and are qualified in an occupation that is considered to be needed in the Northern Inland region.

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 two visas:

  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) Employer Sponsored stream [visa sub-class 494]
  • The Skilled Work Regional [visa sub-class 491]

This organisation is the only RCB for 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
  • and Inverell Shire Council.

Please look at the drop-down menu for detailed skilled migration information assistance.

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.

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
Apply for 491 Nomination Apply for 491 Nomination Find out about applying for nomination from the NSW Government for a 491 Visa 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
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Have a question? It might be answered in our list of frequently asked questions about the 491 visa. Read More
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