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Regional Certifying Body - Great South Coast

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Please note: the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Direct Entry (DE) stream visa closed to new applications at 11:59pm on 15 November 2019. The Warrnambool City Council (Great South Coast) RCB is now only assessing applications that have been lodged with the Department of Home Affairs (as indicated on the Form 1404).
For all Employer Nominations under the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 visa, please refer to the existing RSMS documentary evidence Checklist and submit ALL documents listed, until the 494 visa-specific checklist is developed.

A cost-recovery fee of $400 (plus GST) is payable for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) Employer Nomination assessments for both Visa nominations.

All employer nominators or their agents are required to download, complete and return the checklist (link above) along with hard copies of all documents.

Warrnambool City Council is the gazetted Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for employer nominations for the Great South Coast group of Councils: Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite, Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Colac-Otway shires LGAs.





For each employer nomination under the RSMS sub class 187 visa we require complete documentation as it will be submitted to the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA), including a statement as to the "need for an additional paid employee".

As a minimum we would request:

  • Printout of the online DoHA employer nomination
  • Evidence of either your approval from the DoHa as a standard business sponsor OR you have already entered into a Labour Agreement that authorises nominations for a SESR visa
  • DoHA Form 1404 advice (prepopulated)
  • Position Description
  • Contract of Employment
  • Organisation Structure Chart
  • Statement of need (as above)
  • Proof of labour market testing
  • Business ABN/ACN
  • Financial Statements

Hard-copy Employer Nomination submissions should be sent to:

Warrnambool City Council
Regional Certifying Body
PO Box 198

We have a turn-around time of 10 working days, assuming your documentation meets our request standard.

Please Note: Regional Certifying Bodies (RCBs) only provide advice to the Department of Home Affairs. RCBs make no final decisions and neither approve nor refuse RSMS employer nominations. Obtaining positive RCB advice does not automatically guarantee that the RSMS employer nomination will also be approved by the Department of Home Affairs. If the RSMS employer nomination is not approved by the Department, contacting the RCB is not the appropriate pathway to seek a review of the Department’s decision. In case of a refusal decision by the Department of Home Affairs, the Department will provide the nominating employer or their agent with advice in relation to any appeal rights they may have.




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