Regional Certification

We are the Regional Certifying Body for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (SESR).

Our role is to ensure the terms and conditions of employment are the same as what would be provided to an Australia citizen or permanent resident. We provide certification for the following areas:

  • Rural City of Wangaratta
  • City of Wodonga
  • Benalla Rural City
  • Alpine Shire
  • Towong Shire
  • Mansfield Shire
  • Indigo Shire

Please be aware that we no longer provide certification for Greater Shepparton, Moira, Mitchell, Strathbogie and Murrindindi. Greater Shepparton City Council is now responsible for overseeing applications in these regions. 

Fee

The certification fee is $550.00. Fees are non-refundable.

Post

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a visa certification, you need to submit the following documents:

  • 1404 Form - Regional Certifying Body Application(PDF, 142KB)
  • Copy of position description and employee contract which is signed by both employee and employer
  • Evidence to support the salary and terms and conditions for this position are consistent with the market rate. At a minimum, this requires:
    • A copy of the relevant award or enterprise agreement highlighting the salary and classification
    • A copy of an employee contract for a similar position within the business OR copies of three advertisements for similar positions in regional Victoria. 
  • Cheque, money order or completed credit card form(PDF, 241KB)   
  • Prepaid, self addressed, A4 envelope for the return of documents

We strongly recommend you use our Checklist(PDF, 230KB) to ensure you have provided all the required documents. 

Step 2.Send

Send a copy of your documents along with a cheque, money order or completed credit card form to:

Regional Certification Officer
Rural City of Wangaratta
PO Box 238
Wangaratta 3676

Step 3.Review

We will review your application within 28 days of receiving it.

You may be asked to submit additional documentation to help us process the application. If this is the case, you will be given a period of 5 business days to produce this documentation.

Email

Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a visa certification, you need to submit the following documents:

  • 1404 Form - Regional Certifying Body Application(PDF, 142KB)
  • Copy of position description and employee contract which is signed by both employee and employer
  • Evidence to support the salary and terms and conditions for this position are consistent with the market rate. At a minimum, this requires:
    • A copy of the relevant award or enterprise agreement highlighting the salary and classification
    • A copy of an employee contract for a similar position within the business OR copies of three advertisements for similar positions in regional Victoria. 
  • completed credit card form(PDF, 241KB)

We strongly recommend you use our Checklist(PDF, 230KB) to ensure you have provided all the required documents. 

Step 2.Email

Send a copy of your documents to migration@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Step 3.Review

We will review your application within 28 days of receiving it.

You may be asked to submit additional documentation to help us process the application. If this is the case, you will be given a period of 5 business days to produce this documentation.

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Step 1.Gather your documents

To apply for a visa certification, you need to submit the following documents:

  • 1404 Form - Regional Certifying Body Application(PDF, 142KB)
  • Copy of position description and employee contract which is signed by both employee and employer
  • Evidence to support the salary and terms and conditions for this position are consistent with the market rate. At a minimum, this requires:
    • A copy of the relevant award or enterprise agreement highlighting the salary and classification
    • A copy of an employee contract for a similar position within the business OR copies of three advertisements for similar positions in regional Victoria. 
  • Prepaid, self addressed, A4 envelope for the return of documents

We strongly recommend you use our Checklist(PDF, 230KB) to ensure you have provided all the required documents.  

Step 2.Visit us

Bring your documents into our Government Centre at 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card.

Step 3.Review

We will review your application within 28 days of receiving it.

You may be asked to submit additional documentation to help us process the application. If this is the case, you will be given a period of 5 business days to produce this documentation.