New Visas Announced by the Australian Government

    View Authors April 2019

    On 19 March 2019, the Australian government announced that it will be introducing two new temporary regional visas, which will provide a pathway to permanent residence, as well as a new extension pathway for 485 visa holders. These will be introduced between November 2019 and November 2022. These visas are aimed at encouraging skilled migrants to live and work in country towns in a bid to ease congestion in major cities. The Australian government claims regional businesses need workers to fill vacancies.