Which are the best regional areas to live in east Australia?

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Living in a regional area does not mean having to live in the middle of nowhere. Australia has several beautiful regional areas which Subclass 491 and 494 Regional Provisional Visa holders can live in. 

Here are some of the best regional areas in east Australia: 

  • Hervey Bay, Queensland 

Hervey Bay is approximately 3.5 hours away from the capital city of Brisbane. It is a coastal city also known as the “Whale Watch Capital of the world”. The city is known for its safe, sheltered waters and easy approach to the Fraser Island which is on the World Heritage List. 

The following industries are growing in Hervey Bay: 



-Tourism and Hospitality 

-Social Assistance (incl. Aged Care) 

-Health Care 

  • Cairns, Queensland 

Besides an international airport, Cairns also has several colleges and Universities. It is also a booming hub for the agriculture sector. Also, the famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest are just a stone throw away. 

The following industries are growing in Cairns: 



-Marine industry 

-International education 

  • Tamworth, New South Wales 

Located in northeast NSW, Tamworth is known for its yearly Country Music Festival. The Music Festival is known to feature big international names every year as well as the famous Big Golden Guitar. It is a wine country with fertile farmlands and is a foodies delight. 

The following industries are growing in Tamworth: 


-Health Care 


-Retail Trade 

-Nature Tourism 


  • Byron Bay, New South Wales 

Located in the north coast of NSW, Byron Bay is closer to Brisbane than to the capital of NSW, Sydney. Byron Bay is well-known for celebrity visitors and its beach-side lifestyle. 

The following industries are growing in Byron Bay: 

-Information Technology 



-Creative Industries 


  • Ballarat, Victoria 

Thanks to numerous goldfields in the area, Ballarat is one of the richest places in Australia. The city in Victoria holds immense historical and cultural importance. The city has the Sovereign Hill which is a major tourist attraction in Australia. 

The following industries are growing in Ballarat: 

Tourism, Hospitality & Professional sector 



Information Technology 


Renewable Energy 

  • MilduraVictoria 

Nature enthusiasts throng Mildura which has a Mediterranean climate. The city is brimming with native wildlife, national parks, pink lakes and indigenous culture. The city also offers several outdoor activities like golf, water sports, boating etc. 

The following industries are growing in Mildura: 







-Food and Beverage 

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