Regional Visas - Which Areas of Australia are Regional?

At the beginning of November, the Australian Government released two new visas. These were the Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 491) and Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 494) Visas. We have summarised the announcement of these two visas in a previous post. Both of these visas require visa applicants to stay in regional areas of Australia. The Australian Government has defined these regional areas by their Australian postcodes.

The table below summarises Australian regional postcodes.

New South Wales 

Cities and major regional centres 

2259, 2264 to 2308, 2500 to 2526, 2528 to 2535 and 2574 

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 

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 

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 

Western Australia 

Cities and major regional centres 

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

Regional centres and other regional areas 

All postcodes in Western Australia not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category 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 

Regional centres and other regional areas 

All postcodes in South Australia not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category above 

Tasmania 

Cities and major regional centres 

7000, 7004 to 7026, 7030 to 7109, 7140 to 7151 and 7170 to 7177 

Regional centres and other regional areas 

All postcodes in Tasmania not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category above 

Australian Capital Territory 

Cities and major regional centres 

All postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory 

Regional centres and other regional areas 

None 

Northern Territory 

Cities and major regional centres 

None 

Regional centres and other regional areas 

All postcodes in the Northern Territory 

These postcodes apply to the Regional Visas released in 2019. For more information about the Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 491) Visa click here. We also have more information about Employer Sponsored Visas and General Skilled Visas. If you would like tailored information about your eligibility for a particular visa, book a consultation below. You can also ask us any questions using the form at the end of this page. 






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