New occupation lists for regional NSW

On April 1, NSW region skilled occupation list for Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa SC491 was updated with many interesting positions, such as:

  • 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manage
  • 141311 Hotel or Motel Manager
  • 224711 Management Consultant
  • 225113 Marketing Specialist
  • 232411 Graphic Designer
  • 132311 Human Resource Manager
  • 233211 Civil Engineer
  • 221111 Accountant (General)
  • 234711 Veterinarian

You can download actual occupation lists HERE.

Moreover, the state requirements have been changed and there are now two regional streams for applicants in Australia.

Stream 1: applicant has been living in a designated regional area of NSW and working in nominated or a closely related occupation for at least 12 months before application is lodged (positive skills assessment in the nominated occupation).

Stream 2: applicant has lived and completed study in regional NSW within recent 24 months, in the nominated or closely related occupation.


On one hand, it is perfect news, because many of you have been waiting for return of some occupations, as well even the Sydney region proudly appears in the lists.

On the other hand, some applicants may struggle to find a position in regional Australia relevant to published ANZSCO codes, as it is simply not as easy, for example, for a Graphic Designer / Engineer / Marketing specialist to find a job in specified region.


Have you already found your occupation on the new SOL?