Regional Certifying Body (SESR subclass 494)

As a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for Queensland, Business Chamber Queensland provides advice to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) on the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR visa) in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream.

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The RCB’s role is to provide advice to Home Affairs on the SESR - ES applications, using local area knowledge to advise on whether the nominee for the position will be paid at least the Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) for the occupation.

ES stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB; however, this advice can be provided before or after lodgement of the ES stream nomination application with Home Affairs.

RCBs must provide their assessment advice to Home Affairs within 28 days of receipt of the request. RCB advice is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Business Chamber Queensland RCB locations

Business Chamber Queensland is responsible for servicing Queensland regional locations including Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett (including Bundaberg), Toowoomba and Townsville.

Employer nominations must be considered by an RCB located in the same state or territory where the nominated position exists. It is our responsibility to ensure that requests relate to a position within its jurisdiction in the relevant state or territory and that the position is within the nominating business.

To check which RCB covers the post code for your nomination click here.

Our RCB Team

Our dedicated team across Queensland are local area experts to help you process your SESR applications. 

Please note: Business Chamber Queensland preferred method of RCB Advice requests submissions  is to be e-mailed to our group e-mail [email protected]

RCB Primary Contact Tel Email
Gold Coast  

Diana Gueorguieva

(07) 3192 0144

Brooke Andrews

(07) 3192 0149

Trevor Keeling

(07) 3192 0237

Brooke Andrews

(07) 3192 0149
Sunshine Coast

Trevor Keeling

(07) 3192 0237

Trevor Keeling

(07) 3192 0237

Brooke Andrews

(07) 3192 0149
Head Office

Diana Gueorguieva

(07) 3192 0144

Business Chamber Queensland RCB advice

The RCB advice processing time will be within 10 business days of receipt of the request, payment and applicable supporting documents.

Validity of the RCB Advice is 3 months from the date of issue.

Fees and charges

  • Business Chamber Queensland Members: $446.88 (incl GST)  - 35% member discount
  • Business Chamber Queensland Non-Members:  $687.50 (incl GST)

The processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations are to be made in writing, within 24 hours from initial RCB advice request.

Eligibility for discounts

If you hold any of the following Business Chamber Queensland Memberships, you are eligible for the 35% member discount on all RCB advice:

If you are unsure of your membership level or would like to join, contact our membership team on 1300 731 988.

Providing Immigration Advice

Business Chamber Queensland's role as the RCB is to provide advice to the Department as to whether a nomination meets relevant criteria. It's our responsibility answer queries that relate directly to the RCB assessment process.

Please note, the RCB does not provide immigration advice. For immigration advice contact Home Affairs or call the general inquiries number 131 881. Alternatively, you can contact MARA accredited migration agent to help your visa choices

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.