KPMG are pleased to confirm that the Australian Government has announced the introduction of new visas for regional Australia. In addition, the Government has also announced that it will negotiate Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) for areas of South Australia and Western Australia.
The following skilled regional provisional visas will be available from 16 November 2019:
The Government has also announced the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) (subclass 191) visa which will commence on 16 November 2022. This visa will be open to Subclass 494 and 491 visa holders only and replaces the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa.
KPMG expects that the introduction of the new regional visas and DAMAs will be well received by employers currently unable to source and retain employees in regional areas of Australia.
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