who is this visa for?

This visa is for persons being sponsored by an eligible regionally based employer to live and work in Australia indefinitely.


Employer Sponsored Visas - Information for Employers wanting to Sponsor a Person through the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS)

Regional employers may sponsor a current or prospective employee through the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS).


To sponsor a prospective employee through the RSMS employers must be able to demonstrate that they:

  • 1. Will pay the prospective employee at the Market Salary Rate;
  • 2. Have undertaken Labour Market Testing;
  • 3. Are actively and lawfully operating a business in Australia and that there is nothing adverse known about the business or its Directors;
  • 4. Seek to fill a genuine job vacancy;
  • 5. Are the direct employer of the applicant;
  • 6. Are able to meet financial obligations as set out by the Department of Immigration.

For further information regarding permanent Employer Sponsorship for regionally based employers please contact the Australian Migration Advisory.

Additional requirements may apply
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Obligations as a Sponsoring Employer

The terms and conditions of employment for the person you have sponsored must be no less favourable than those you provide, to an Australian performing equivalent work in the same location;

You must notify the Department in writing when certain events occur (e.g. Change of address or contact details, change to the duties carried out by the sponsored staff member);

The position must be available for a minimum period of 2 years;

Other obligations may apply. Please consult your agent for further information.