NSW to expand Skilled Occupation List for the 491 visa and close Stream 3 from 1 April 2021

Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)  

The NSW Skilled Occupation List for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) will be expanded from 1 April 2021 to include a broader range of occupations. 

You will be able to find the updated list on our NSW Skilled Occupation List website from 1 April 2021. 

From 1 April 2021, NSW will longer accept applications under Stream 3: Living and working outside of regional NSW. 

Candidates can continue to apply under: 

•    Stream 1: Living and working in regional NSW and 

•    Stream 2: Recently completed study in regional NSW 

For further information on these streams and their requirements, please visit our Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) website. 

Information on how to apply for is available on each NSW Regional Development Australia Committee (RDA) website.  Links to each RDA website are available on our Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) website.