Your obligations

Extended stay pathway applicants

If you were nominated by a state or territory for your current skilled visa, you must live and work in a regional or low-population growth metropolitan area in the same state or territory that nominated you for your current visa.

If you were sponsored by a relative for your current skilled visa, you can live and work in any designated area in any state or territory.

Nominated applicants

You must live and work in the state or territory that nominated you.

You might also have to:

  • live in the nominating state or territory for a specified minimum time
  • be prepared to complete surveys and provide other information your nominator asks for
  • meet any other requirements of the state or territory.

Sponsored applicants

You can work in any designated area in any state or territory.