Perth and Gold Coast considered as Regional Area

New Regional Area 

The federal authority has increased the regional migration program caps to 25,000 after a 100% growth hike in regional migration in the first quarter of this financial year. In addition, the government has announced that ‘Perth’ and ‘Gold Coast’ will be considered as regional areas as opposed to major cities from 16/11/2019.

What did this mean?

Migrants who are willing to live and work in ‘Perth’ and ‘Gold Coast’ for three years may be eligible for residency later.

  • 5 Extra Points for studying in a regional area and meeting the requirement

  • Can be used for 491 Visa

  • 1 Extra year of Post Study Visa upon Graduation considering the person has met eligibility for this Temporary Graduate Visa

  • Priority processing in Regional Visas

Naming major cities like ‘Perth’ and ‘Gold Coast’ as part of the Regional Area is a great incentive from the governments to the migrant in Australia.


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