Employers can use the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) visa to attract skilled migrants.

The scheme helps employers fill vacancies where there is a shortage of local skilled workers. You can sponsor skilled migrants living overseas or temporary residents currently working in South Australia.

All of South Australia falls within the scope of the scheme, including Adelaide.

The role of an RCB is to provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs on SESR nomination applications for the Employer Sponsored stream. Immigration SA is the RCB for all South Australian SESR nominations under the Employer Sponsored stream. See the RCB application process page for more information.

Employer nominations must be considered by an RCB located in the same state where the nominated position exists. 

A step-by-step guide to the RCB advice process

Step 1
Step 2 - Employer
  • Submit an RCB advice application to Immigration SA
  • The employer must be a standard business sponsor or have applied to be a standard business sponsor
  • Lodge a nomination application with Department of Home Affairs
  • It is your decision whether you apply for RCB advice before or after lodging an employer nomination application with Department of Home Affairs. 
Step 3 - Employee
  • If Department of Home Affairs approves the employer nomination, the employee will then need to lodge a visa application with Department of Home Affairs using the lodgement facility
  • For more information, see Department of Home Affairs website.

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Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisonal) subclass 494

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) enables South Australian employers to nominate skilled migrants for a permanent visa.


Finding Skilled Workers Currently in Australia

The ideal candidate may already be in Australia on a temporary, provisional or permanent visa.


Other employer nominated visa options

Employers can sponsor skilled migrants for a temporary or a permanent visa depending on their skill needs.