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Migration Definition - "Regional Area"

Updated: Mar 20



Migration (LIN 19/217: Regional Areas) Instrument 2019


The Department of Home Affairs have released the list of postcodes considered as regional areas for the purposes of the below Australian visas lodged on or after 16 November 2019 namely:


Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa

Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa


Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage visa

Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional visa


Regional 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


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 and 3978 to 3996


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


Australian Capital Territory - all postcodes

Northern Territory - all postcodes

South Australia - all postcodes

Tasmania - all postcodes

Western Australia - all postcodes

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