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Regional certifying bodies (RCBs) are a group of State and Territory government agencies, local chambers of commerce, local government councils and regional development bodies. They provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs on whether the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR) applications meet certain requirements.

The RCB only assesses the business and the position being nominated. It does not assess the individual who will be appointed to the position. It can therefore assess a vacant position before recruiting someone to fill the role. 


Regional certifying bodies in Western Australia

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, through WA Migration Services, is the RCB for all of Western Australia, excluding the Goldfields–Esperance region. This includes the following regions:

  • Cocos and Christmas Islands

  • Gascoyne

  • Great Southern

  • Kimberley

  • Mid West

  • Peel

  • Perth

  • Pilbara

  • South West

  • Wheatbelt

Find out how to be assessed by WA Migration Services for the SESR visa

Please note: Perth metropolitan area is not included in the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187).   

Goldfields-Esperance region

Regional Development Australia is the RCB for the Goldfields–Esperance region. Contact them directly to find out more about the assessment process.
T: +61 8 9091 6051
E: director@rdage.com.au


Outside of Western Australia

To be assessed by a RCB outside of Western Australia, see the Department of Home Affairs website.  

Designated Area Migration Agreement

The City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder has established a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the Department of Home Affairs. This agreement has its own occupation list providing employers in the region with access to a broader range of skilled workers, utilising the labour agreement stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186).

The Western Australian Government is not formally involved in the City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder DAMA. Employers in this region should contact the City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder for further information.

T: +61 8 9021 9600 (from outside Australia)

E: mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au

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