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Skilled Workers Expression of Interest

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Skilled Worker Expression of Interest Form

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The NSW Government has established the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to increase the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional New South Wales.

Grants are available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the relocation costs of an eligible skilled worker they employ that moves from a metropolitan area to regional NSW.

Skilled workers can register their details, occupation and interest in the NSW regions they would consider relocating to.

Information provided in this form will be offered to businesses deemed eligible under the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to help match skilled workers with businesses seeking their skills.

Submission of this EoI form does not guarantee a role with a regional NSW business.

If you need help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


For skilled workers to be eligible under this program, they must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be relocating from a metropolitan area to regional NSW
  • have an occupation listed on the NSW Department of Industry Skilled Occupation List
  • not be a current public sector employee
  • not have received any type of other funding (full or partial) from any other person (including any Government Agency in Australia) for relocation assistance.

Please refer to the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List and NSW 489 Regional Skilled Occupation List for the eligible occupations.

For the purpose of this program:

  • 'regional NSW' is defined as all of NSW excluding Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong
  • 'metropolitan areas' are defined as Greater Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and interstate capital cities.

Please note: If you are recruited by an eligible business, you will be required to provide proof of identity document(s) and evidence of your metropolitan and regional residences.

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident? * Required
To be eligible for the program, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility Guidelines (Not Applicable)

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?" on page 1

Unfortunately the Skilled Worker Expressions of Interest supports the Regional Relocation Skills Grant (RSRG). To be eligible under this program you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident and provide supporting evidence of this. As you have identified as not meeting this requirement, this form has restricted further access to complete.

We wish you well in your job search. 

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