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RSMS Direct Entry Regional Certifying Bodies – from 1 July 2013

Legislative Instrument IMMI 13/049 [F2013L01107]

Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification under sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(ii)(F) and subregulation 5.19(7) – Regional Certifying Bodies and Regional Postcodes – June 2013 specifies the bodies that are approved to advise the Minister on certain aspects of Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Direct Entry employer nomination applications.

There is one additional body in regional NSW:

  • Regional Development Australia, Far South Coast.

There are three additional bodies in regional Victoria and updates to the names of Victorian Regional Certifying Bodies due to restructure within the Victorian State Government Department.

The Victorian RCBs are:

  • Department of Business and Innovation (Ballarat)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Bendigo)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Geelong)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Mildura)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Shepparton)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Traralgon)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Wangaratta)
  • Department of Business and Innovation (Wodonga)
  • Ballarat City Council
  • Greater Geelong City Council
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council
  • Rural City of Wangaratta City Council
  • Warrnambool City Council
  • Wimmera Development Association Inc

This Instrument also specifies the postcodes which define regional Australia for the purpose of subregulation 5.19(7) for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. There are no changes to the list of postcodes.

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