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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.

Regional certifying bodies provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs on whether direct entry stream applications for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme meet certain requirements.

The RCB assesses only 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. The assessment is valid for three months.

Regional certifying bodies in Western Australia

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, through Western Australia Migration Services, is the RCB for the following regions of Western Australia (excluding the Goldfields-Esperance region). The Perth metroplitan area is not eligible for the RSMS.​

  • Cocos and Christmas Islands

  • Gascoyne

  • Great Southern

  • Kimberley

  • Mid West

  • Peel

  • Pilbara

  • South West

  • Wheatbelt

Find out how to be assessed by ​the Department of Training and Workforce Development​​​


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 (from outside Australia)

E: director@rdage.com.au


Outside of Western Australia

To be assessed by a RCB outside of Western Australia, see the Depart​ment 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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