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Thanks for sharing you life experience. I got 489 visa for QLD and have to stay in regional area. I am IT professional and you know better than me that to get job in IT in regional area is almost impossible.
So , coming to the point. I came to know that i can open one man company and address will in regional area.The purpose to do like that is to work in City and live in regional area. Because 489 visa has restriction that I must stay +work at least for one year in regional area. I can not work in city.
Therefore someone suggested me to open a company and find a job in city and work as freelancer for the employer and i can invoice to my employer.
Do you have any information regarding this process and is it acceptable by the immigration department ? because later i have to apply for PR later.
I will be very thankful if you can share some information regarding this scenario.

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Hi,
Thanks for sharing you life experience. I got 489 visa for QLD and have to stay in regional area. I am IT professional and you know better than me that to get job in IT in regional area is almost impossible.
So , coming to the point. I came to know that i can open one man company and address will in regional area.The purpose to do like that is to work in City and live in regional area. Because 489 visa has restriction that I must stay +work at least for one year in regional area. I can not work in city.
Therefore someone suggested me to open a company and find a job in city and work as freelancer for the employer and i can invoice to my employer.
Do you have any information regarding this process and is it acceptable by the immigration department ? because later i have to apply for PR later.
I will be very thankful if you can share some information regarding this scenario.
It is not acceptable. Some people may chance doing it, but some people are found out too.

A 489 visa is issued on the basis of Australia's need for people to live and work in designated areas.

Work or live anywhere outside these areas during the validity of this visa and you are in direct breach of your visa conditions. You could then be subject to cancellation of your visa and removal from Australia. DIBP take these cases seriously, there is no tolerance.

A 190 visa has a moral obligation to stay in that State, but a 489 visa has a mandatory obligation to live and work in designated areas.

Also, providing false or misleading information to DIBP is a criminal offense if you live in Australia. Prospective employers simply have to look at your visa class on VEVO and compare that with where you have said, and actually are, living and/or working.

Similarly, the ATO and DIBP do data-matching, so it might not be too hard for them to work out where your employers are located, and hence, where you are working.

And as DIBP says, "If you plan to seek permanent residence, you will need to prove that you have spent the specified time in a designated area."
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Thanks for the response , it might be possible in IT that i can find online job for the client and my client can be in AU or outside AU, so in this case how i can continue my job?

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As far as I'm aware, that's not a problem.

But to meet the conditions of a 489 visa, the visa holder needs to do the work, and live, in the required areas.

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Now you got my point , I fully understand that i must stay and work in regional area,But for such online job i must have company for the invoice, otherwise how my client will pay? I want to know how the people staying who work online within AU or outside AU ? In IT i can start freelance work and my client can be in Europe, then in this case how i can continue my job ?

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Now you got my point , I fully understand that i must stay and work in regional area,But for such online job i must have company for the invoice, otherwise how my client will pay? I want to know how the people staying who work online within AU or outside AU ? In IT i can start freelance work and my client can be in Europe, then in this case how i can continue my job ?
You don't need an Australian employer, you just need to live and work in your regional area.

If you bill international clients with you operating as an Australian company, or as a sole trader, or as contractor to an overseas entity, that's fine - as long as you live in a regional area, and your work is carried out in that regional area in Australia.
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It is not acceptable. Some people may chance doing it, but some people are found out too.

A 489 visa is issued on the basis of Australia's need for people to live and work in designated areas.

Work or live anywhere outside these areas during the validity of this visa and you are in direct breach of your visa conditions. You could then be subject to cancellation of your visa and removal from Australia. DIBP take these cases seriously, there is no tolerance.

A 190 visa has a moral obligation to stay in that State, but a 489 visa has a mandatory obligation to live and work in designated areas.

Also, providing false or misleading information to DIBP is a criminal offense if you live in Australia. Prospective employers simply have to look at your visa class on VEVO and compare that with where you have said, and actually are, living and/or working.

Similarly, the ATO and DIBP do data-matching, so it might not be too hard for them to work out where your employers are located, and hence, where you are working.

And as DIBP says, "If you plan to seek permanent residence, you will need to prove that you have spent the specified time in a designated area."
Hi Experts
Can you advise, that on 489 Regional Nominated Visa from NSW, one can stay in another regional area in the same state 'NSW", without any objection from DIBP or is it mandatory to obtain Release from the Nominating Regional Territory (RDA).

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Hi kaju,
Thanks for your value able information,working as a freelance i need to register a company in my regional area. I will stay there. In this case i can bill/invoice to my client regardless his physical office.I hope there is no difference working with international client or AU client .
If you have any link or contact who has done this procedure then kindly share with me. tq

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Hi kaju,
Thanks for your value able information,working as a freelance i need to register a company in my regional area. I will stay there. In this case i can bill/invoice to my client regardless his physical office.I hope there is no difference working with international client or AU client .
If you have any link or contact who has done this procedure then kindly share with me. tq
What you're suggesting is fine.

I don't know anyone, but just a regular local Australian accountant should be able to set up a company for you very cheaply, if that's what you need - no doubt they'd be able to advise you what business method (company or something else) is best for you too.

Every State Government wants to foster small business - you can contact them for free advice or see what they suggest on each State's website: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business

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