Important information you must read before registering your interest in NSW nomination

  • You may only submit one ROI per submission window. Submitting more than one ROI during a submission window – including for a different occupation or preferred region – will automatically remove you from consideration. 
  • ROIs cannot be amended or withdrawn after they are submitted for any reason. When you submit your ROI during the submission window does not affect your likelihood of being invited to apply. Do not submit your ROI early within the submission window if your circumstances are likely to change before then end of January.  
  • Do not submit an ROI if you do not intend to apply for nomination. If you are invited to apply for nomination, or have an application declined, you will become ineligible to submit a new ROI for a minimum period of 12 months.
  • Submitting an ROI under Stream 1 does not guarantee you will be invited to apply. Because of exceptionally high demand, many people eligible under Stream 1 will not be invited to apply. We strongly recommend all people submitting an ROI pursue all other migration pathways available to them and do not wait to be invited to apply. 
  • NSW will not prioritise your ROI for any reason. Do not contact our office seeking special consideration of your ROI.  
You must ensure you enter your SkillSelect EOI number correctly. ROIs submitted with invalid SkillSelect EOI numbers will not be considered. 
A map showing each NSW region is available on the RDA Australia website.
You must meet all eligibity requirements for the nomination stream you are applying under. The criteria for each nomination stream is available on our Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) page. 

Stream 1

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for NSW nomination under Stream 1, you must:

  • hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on the Stream 1 Combined Occupation List, and
  • have been living and working in your nominated (or closely related) occupation in Regional NSW for the last 12 months*.

*If you have been living and working in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for the last 3 months, you may apply under Stream 1; however, preference is given to people who meet the 12 month requirement. The 3 months applies from the begining of the submission window. The last elgibile day for the January submission window is 30/09/2021. 

A map showing each NSW region is available on the RDA Australia website.
The three months applies from the beginning of the submission window. The last elgibile day for the January submission window is 30/09/2021. 
Warning: Entering misleading or incorrect dates will result in any application being declined and you being barred from consideration for a minimum period of 12 months.
This is three months from the beginning of the submission window. The last elgibile day for the January submission window is 30/09/2021. 
Warning: Entering misleading or incorrect dates will result in any application being declined and you being barred from consideration for a minimum period of 12 months.

Stream 2

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for NSW nomination under Stream 2, you must:

  • hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your preferred region's occupation list
  • have completed study with an education provider where:
    • the study was completed in the last 24 months
    • the education provider is in a designated Regional NSW area
    • the study makes you eligible to claim points for 'study in regional Australia' in your SkillSelect EOI
    • the qualificaiton was assessed as related to your nominated occupaiton by the relevant assessing authority
  • have lived in a designated regional area of NSW while you completed your study 
  • be currently residing in an Australian state or territory
E.g. Master of Professional Engineering

Stream 3

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for NSW nomination under Stream 3, you must:

*If you have been living and working in your nominated (or closely related) occupation in Regional NSW for at least the last 3 months, you may apply under Stream 1; however, preference is given to people who meet the 12 month requirement. The 3 months applies from the begining of the submission window. The last elgibile day for the January submission window is 30/09/2021. 

Confirmation

You must confim the following before you submit your ROI:

Further information

Find information about NSW nomination streams on our Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.

Regional NSW occupation lists are available on our Skilled visa occupation lists page.

Read our Common questions about skilled visas page for answers to our most received questions about NSW nomination. 

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