Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) has partnered with the Department of Home Affairs to deliver a series of free information sessions on visa options for employing workers in regional Australia.

The information sessions will be held in Orange and Cowra on Thursday, 27 May with Condobolin and Forbes to host information sessions on Friday, 28 May 2021.

RDA Central West CEO, Sam Harma said the information sessions are a great opportunity for local businesses to learn more about skilled migration visa options.

“The information sessions will provide more detail to local employers and stakeholders in the Central West who may be seeking to fill positions that cannot otherwise be filled by Australian workers,” said Mr Harma.

“Each session will cover the key information on skilled regional visas, Designated Area Migration Agreements and general COVID-19 impacts and assistance.”

Mr Harma added that the Skilled Migration Program is making an important contribution to the region’s economy and is also providing more options for employers who cannot fill a position with local labour.

“In some regions employers are struggling to find the right skilled staff locally, and so the best fit is often skilled workers from overseas.

“I encourage employers and interested community members from across the Central West to register for the information sessions and find out more about skilled work visa options, regional migration and the benefits it could have for local businesses and skilled migrants.”

The information sessions are free, however registration is essential.

Please note that individual circumstances cannot be discussed by the NSW/ACT Business, Industry and Regional Outreach Officer. For more information, visit or

For any questions, please contact RDA Central West on (02) 6369 1600 or by emailing


Orange Information Session

Thursday, 27 May 2021 from 9am – 11am
Hive Orange, 25-27 McNamara Street, Orange NSW 2800



Cowra Information Session

Thursday, 27 May 2021 from 2pm – 4pm

Cowra Business Hub, 59 Kendal Street (Cowra Plaza), Cowra 2794



Condobolin Information Session

Friday, 28 May 2021 from 9am – 11am
Committee Room, Lachlan Shire Council, 58 Molong Street, Condobolin 2877



Forbes Information Session

Friday, 28 May 2021 from 1pm – 3pm

Training Room, Ray White Forbes, 104 Lachlan Street, Forbes 2871