NSW - Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

2020-21 Financial Year Update
Regional Development Australia (RDA) offices will begin helping NSW Treasury subclass visas early 2021.
Each RDA office will accept and evaluate applications and determine eligible occupations for their regions; however, the criteria for the nomination will be consistent across all regions. 
set out below. These criteria are set out below. 

DOHA Global Visa Processing Time

Global visa processing times are updated. Latest processing times of popular visas are as below:

COVID19 - Financial Assistance for Australian Overseas

If you are currently overseas and unable to return to Australia due to restrictions on COVID-19 and are currently experiencing financial hardship, you might be entitled for financial assistance from the Australian Government. 

Covid-19 Update - For International Students

A message to International Students from the Study Melbourne Student Centre:

What to do if you have symptoms or a positive result

Your doctor or the clinic / test site where you were tested will contact you by phone or SMS to tell you your results, regardless if it is positive or negative. If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result. If separate quarantine accommodation is necessary, this is free and at no cost to you. 

NSW to open for the 491 visa

NSW Treasury will begin accepting for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) on Monday 15 June 2020. 

NSW Treasury will stop accepting applications at 5pm Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Applications will be assessed by the end of the financial year; Tuesday 30 June 2020.