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Australia has released new regional postcodes

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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. 

Regional postcodes 

State/Territory  Category  Postcodes 
New South Wales  Cities and major regional centres 
2259, 2264 to 2308, 2500 to 2526, 2528 to 2535 and 2574 
 

 

New South Wales  Regional centres and other regional areas 
2250 to 2258, 2260 to 2263, 2311 to 2490, 2527, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2753 to 2754, 2756 to 2758 and 2773 to 2898 
 

 

Queensland  Cities and major regional centres 
4207 to 4275, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569 and 4571 to 4575 
 

 

Queensland  Regional centres and other regional areas 
4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570 and 4580 to 4895 
 

 

Victoria  Cities and major regional centres 
3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342 
 

 

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 
6000 to 6038, 6050 to 6083, 6090 to 6182, 6208 to 6211, 6214 and 6556 to 6558 
 

 

Western Australia  Regional centres and other regional areas 
All postcodes in WA not mentioned above 
 

 

Tasmania  Cities and major regional centres 
7000, 7004 to 7026, 7030 to 7109, 7140 to 7151 and 7170 to 7177 
 

 

Tasmania  Regional centres and other regional areas 
All postcodes in Tasmania not mentioned above 
 

 

South Australia 

 

Cities and major regional centres 
5000 to 5171, 5173 to 5174, 5231 to 5235, 5240 to 5252, 5351 and 5950 to 5960 
 

 

South Australia 

 

Regional centres and other regional areas 
All postcodes in SA not mentioned above 
 

 

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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