If you were nominated for your current skilled visa by a state or territory government, you must have lived in a
regional or low population-growth metropolitan area for at least two years.
If you were sponsored by a family member for your current skilled visa, you must have lived in a designated area of Australia for at least two years.
You must have
worked full time in the regional, low population-growth or designated area for at least a year while you held your skilled visa.
The work could be in you nominated occupation or another field.