Australia Visa – Regional cities

October 4th, 2008

There are a number of Regional Cities throughout Australia, with large populations, great schooling, some with Universities, most with fabulous sporting facilities and a wonderful country feel, reception and attitude.

All these towns and cities are included in the areas under Regional Australia (except Newcastle and Wollongong) and can therefore be considered by all applicants looking to utilize one of the following visas;

“475” Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Off-shore applicant)

“487” Skilled – Regional Sponsored (On-shore applicant)

“887” Skilled – Regional (On-shore applicant).

“457″ Business (Long Stay) Sponsored Temporary 4 year visa can also use the Regional Area definition should the sponsoring employer have their business located in a Regional Area and the sponsored employee is employed and lives in that Regional Area. The employer in the Regional Area can apply for certification and gain wage relief with the local Regional Certifying Body (RCB).

It is also a consideration for the “417” Working Holiday and the “462” Work & Holiday visas, where, if the applicant wants to stay for a second year, they must work in a Regional Area of Australia for 3 months, fruit picking, working on a farm or using their skills in the construction arena.

Queensland.

Bundaberg – 48,000
Cairns – 100,000
Gladstone – 28,000
Hervey Bay – 40,000
Mackay – 60,000
Mt Isa – 25,000
Rockhampton – 65,000
Sunshine Coast – 250,000
Toowoomba – 95,000
Townsville – 120,000

Western Australia.

Albany – 24,000
Bunbury – 45,000
Fremantle – 25,000
Geraldton – 25,000
Gosford – 265,000
Kalgoorlie – 30,000
Mandurah – 50,000
Rockingham – 62,000

New South Wales.

Albury/Wodonga – 75,000
Armidale – 25,000
Bathurst – 30,000
Coffs Harbour – 30,000
Dubbo – 33,000
Gosford – 270,000
Lismore – 27,000
Maitland – 55,000
Newcastle – 285,000 (not included in Regional Australia)
Orange – 33,000
Port Macquarie – 40,000
Richmond – 27,000
Tamworth – 35,000
Wagga Wagga – 45,000
Wollongong – 235,000 (not included in Regional Australia)

Victoria.

Ballarat – 80,000
Bendigo – 70,000
Geelong – 135,000
Mildura – 30,000
Shepparton – 35,000
Traralgon – 20,000
Warrnambool – 26,000

South Australia.

Gawler – 16,000
Mt Gambier – 23,000
Pt Lincoln – 12,000

Tasmania.

Burnie – 20,000
Devonport – 22,000
Launceston – 68,000

Northern Territory.

Alice Springs – 27,000
Palmerston – 25,000