Immigration Australia has released the list of postcodes that make up the “regional areas” in Australia for immigration purposes. The list includes postcodes for both Perth and the Gold Coast.
The new postcodes only apply to the new Regional Visas. Current Subclass 489 Visa holders cannot move to the new regional locations.
|New South Wales||Cities and major regional centres||
|New South Wales||Regional centres and other regional areas||
|Queensland||Cities and major regional centres||
|Queensland||Regional centres and other regional areas||
|Victoria||Cities and major regional centres||
|Victoria||Regional centres and other regional areas||3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 & 3978 to 3996|
|Western Australia||Cities and major regional centres||
|Western Australia||Regional centres and other regional areas||
|Tasmania||Cities and major regional centres||
|Tasmania||Regional centres and other regional areas||
|Cities and major regional centres||
|Regional centres and other regional areas||
|Northern Territory||Cities and major regional centres||None|
|Northern Territory||Regional centres and other regional areas||All postcodes in the Northern Territory|
|ACT||Cities and major regional centres||All postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory|
|ACT||Regional centres and other regional areas||None|
|Norfolk Island||Cities and major regional centres||None|
|Norfolk Island||Regional centres and other regional areas||All postcodes in Norfolk Island|
|Other territories||Cities and major regional centres||None|
|Other territories||Regional centres and other regional areas||All postcodes in a Territory other than the NT, ACT or Norfolk Island
Changes to Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa
With effect from 16th November 2019, international students who graduate from “cities and major regional centres” mentioned on the list will get an extra year on their Subclass 485 Visa.
International students who graduate from “regional centres and other regional areas” will get two extra years on their Subclass 485 Visa.
Which visas does this apply to?
From 16th November 2019, the new definition of “regional area” applies to the following visas:
- Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent): You can earn points for regional study
- Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated): You can earn points for regional study
- Subclass 482 (Temporary Skills Shortage)
- Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional))
- Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional))
- Subclass 892 (State/Territory- Sponsored Business Owner)
- Subclass 888 (Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent))
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