Sub class 489 - State Sponsored Regional Visa, is similar to Sub Class 489 - Family Sponsored Visa with the difference that you will need the state sponsorship (as in subclass 190). You can claim 10 extra points compare to subclass 190 at the expanse of:
- You will be granted provisional visa, or Temporary Residence
- You have to live/work/study in regional Australia unless you convert it to Permanent Residency. This visa provides a pathway to permanent residence through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887).