Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa subclass 187.
This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia, and who are
nominated by an approved Australian employer for a job in regional Australia (anywhere except the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong or Melbourne)
under 50 years of age, if you are applying under the Temporary Residence stream, or you are under 45 years of age if you are applying under the Direct Entry stream.
able to meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements of the position
able to meet the other requirements of one of the streams of this visa.
It allows you to work in Australia under one of three streams:
The Temporary Residence Transition stream 187 Visa.
The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for at least two out of the three years (before the nomination is made), while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.
The Direct Entry stream 187 Visa.
The Direct Entry stream is for:
people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia
temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
The Agreement stream 187 Visa.
The Agreement stream is for subclass 457 visa holders nominated by an employer through a labour agreement.