This page lists the areas - including postcodes - for 'regional Australia' or a 'low population growth metropolitan area'.
General Skilled Migration Points Test – Study in Regional Australia
If you have studied in a regional area of Australia and meet the
Australian study requirement then you can claim points for Study in Regional Australia on the General Skilled Migration points test.
Visa subclasses with a Regional Requirement
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)
Holders of this visa subclass including dependent applicants are required to:
- reside in a designated regional or low population growth area for a minimum of two (2) years; and
- work in a regional area for a minimum of one (1) year.
This requirement applies to visa holders regardless of whether they were sponsored by an eligible relative residing in a regional area or nominated by a state or territory government. There is a condition attached to the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa to ensure that you comply with the requirement.
To meet the criteria for a
Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887), applicants must have complied with the condition attached to your Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa.
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
This visa is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia.
|Regional Australia/low population growth metropolitan areas||Postcodes
| New South Wales
except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
| 2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2899
except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
| 4124 to 4125
4270 to 4272
4307 to 4499
4517 to 4519
4522 to 4899
except Melbourne metropolitan area
| 3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3778 to 3781
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3981 to 3996
except Perth and surrounding areas
| 6041 to 6044
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799
South Australia ||Entire State |
Tasmania ||Entire State |
Northern Territory ||Entire Territory |
none of the Australian Capital Territory is included.