Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast are now regarded as ‘Regional’ for migration purposes. Basically, all of Australia is regional except Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, not but don’t forget that the rural NSW and Melbourne will still qualify.
From the 16th of November, there will be access to 25,000 regional places for priority processing for regional visas on the Regional Occupations List – This means more jobs compared to non-regional lists.
International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa and in some cases up to 2 additional years. This could give an International student up to 4 years on a SC485 student graduate visa.
Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) will also receive priority processing in negotiating region-specific employer-sponsored visas.
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