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Further Information and Advice for Skilled Regional Visas

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Information and Advice
Payment Details
Contact for Skilled Migration


Information and Advice

Extensive information about Regional Skilled Migration Visas can be obtained from the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au and the NSW Government’s website: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to make an enquiry with the Department of Home Affairs, please visit their website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

The general enquiries number is 131881.


It is not the role of RDA Northern Rivers to provide migration advice. We can explain the requirements (for assessment) of the 491 and 494 visas only. You should only seek advice from a formally Registered Migration Agent. Choosing an agent based in your local region could be advantageous, due to local knowledge, regional commitment and general logistic efficiencies.


Payment Details

Our assessment fees are:

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) :
AUD $800 including GST – Please note that payment is not to be made until instructed by RDA NR

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494):
AUD $770 including GST

We can accept payment for your certification fee by either:

  • Direct Deposit
  • Credit Card (by prior arrangement only)
  • Bank Cheque, Personal Cheque or Australia Post Money Order

Please ensure that you include a copy of your payment receipt with your application submission so we can identify your payment.

Processing of your certification assessment will not commence unless we can verify your payment.


Paying By Direct Deposit

Our bank account details are as below. This can be completed either through your online banking or by going into a branch of the Summerland Credit Union near you. Please state the name that the application is for in the detail for the deposit.

Bank: Summerland Credit Union
Account Name: Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers
BSB: 728-728
Account No: 22314292


Credit Card

Please contact us to make arrangements and note a surcharge will apply.


Bank Cheque, Personal Cheque or Australia Post Money Order

These need to be made out to Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers and mailed to:

RDA – Northern Rivers
PO Box 146
Lismore NSW 2480


Contact Details for Skilled Migration

Email or post applications to:

494 Visa Email:  494visa@rdanorthernrivers.org.au
491 Visa Email:  491visa@rdanorthernrivers.org.au
For all other enquires please email rda@rdanorthernrivers.org.au

Please limit each email to 10MB

Postal applications

Attn: Kyllie Walker
RDA – Northern Rivers
PO Box 146
Lismore NSW 2480

Supporting documentation for 494 and 491 visa nominations can be considerable. Sending by email is the preferred option but if you prefer to post, documents should be photocopies (certified where appropriate).


If you have further queries, please contact:

Kyllie Walker
Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers
PO Box 146, Lismore NSW 2480
P: 02 6622 4011


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