With this visa, you can:
- live, work and study in Australia only in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years
- travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid
- enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
- apply for permanent residence after 3 years through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which commences on 16 November 2022.
You can bring your family with you (they can work and study).
IMPORTANT: Holders of the new provisional visas will also be unable to apply for most other visas (subclass 189/190/820/186) in Australia until they have completed at least three years in a designated regional area, unless exceptional circumstances exist.