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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

On 12 September 2011, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship confirmed Perth's regional status for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).

As a result, employers located in Perth and surrounding areas are able to access the RSMS to recruit and sponsor skilled workers.

For more information on the RSMS process, contact Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) at mi​gration@dtwd.wa.gov.au​.


State nomination applications for the Skilled Nominated (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa

The changes announced by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship do not affect State nomination applications for the Skilled Nominated (Provisional) visa classes.

Applicants who are successful in gaining State Nomination for the Skilled Nominated (Provisional) visa are still required to live and work in a regional area of Western Australia outside of Perth.

Listed below are the eligible postcodes in Western Australia for Skilled Nominated (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa holders:


Western Australia
except Perth and
surrounding areas

6041 to 6044

6083 to 6084

6121 to 6126

6200 to 6799


For more information regarding State Nomination, contact Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA) at migration@dtwd.wa.gov.au.

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