Which relative can sponsor 489

@⁨AM 22 Anil Gupta⁩ : hi Anil, can the cousin relative of my wife be my sponsor if I apply 489 visa .
Points 70 without 10 points from 489
Job I’d 263111
Cousin relative is already settled in Melbourne and I believe they either have PR or citizenship for more than 5 years atleast.

Your relative for 489 sponsorship is:

  • your partner, child, parent, brother, sister, stepchild, step-parent, stepbrother or stepsister OR

  • your grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent

Your relative 489 sponsor must:

  • be 18 years old or older
  • live in a designated area of Australia
  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • be your or your partner’s relative

Hi Anil, Thanks for the response.Could 1st cousin be considered as eligible relative for 489 sponsorship visa.

First cousin is not listed as one of the eligible relative for current 489 eligibility requirements.

The thing is that Nephew or Niece is allowed so, there are chances that first cousin may also be allowed but it has not been mentioned clearly.

Thanks Anil for the response.
Actually I checked this information at two sites as they mentioned 1st cousin could be eligible.
It might be old data .
Thanks for the confirmation.

Hi Anil, My brother lives in Sydney (Ryde, postcode: 2112), can he provide sponsorship for my 489 visa ?

Thanks in advance.


As clearly mentioned in my earlier answer, brother is eligible to provide 489 sponsorship.

Thanks for the reply, I am more interested to know whether a person living in Sydney(postcode: 2112 ) is considered as living in designated area (for 489) or not, thanks.

Hi @Shravan_Kumar

A quick google search showed the result:

Designated areas of Australia for Skilled Regional visas

2112 post code is not part of designated area.