Yes, you can be sponsored by someone while getting the Australia PR visa. This sponsorship can be provided by, a relative through a relative visa to you. The sponsor can be a partner of someone who is the holder of PR from Australia, or himself a PR holder of this country.
In case, an employer is ready to sponsor you, who has been into a Labor Agreement with the designated Department Of Home Affairs, you are also likely to get the 186 visa. This visa is applicable to you under the “Labor agreement Entry” stream of the 186 visa. This visa is also applicable under the “Direct entry” stream of the 186 visa, where the employer is not in a labor agreement with the department of home affairs, but can still provide you with the sponsorship for the PR.
However, there are many subclasses which are available for the relative visa. As per these subclasses, there are different kinds of categories which exist for the kind of sponsored relatives. For example, the subclass 114 visa applies to a relative, who is alone and is in the pension receiving age. So, if your spouse has deceased in India and your progeny is living in Australia, you are eligible for this visa. The other category of this visa, visa 115 applies to those kinds of sponsored relatives whose only close relatives live in Australia.
In case, your spouse is living in Australia and is a PR holder or a citizen of that country, you can get the PR on the basis of 820 and 801 visas.
To receive a nomination from the state government, under the 190 visa category, you should have your occupation to be a part of the occupation in demand lists of any one of the states.