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Regional and Low Population Growth Areas

Below is a list of the Regional and Low Population Growth Areas of Australia.

The list is relevant for those nominated by a state or territory government for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489.

On grant of your visa, you must live in such an area for 2 years and work there for 12 months to qualify for permanent residence through the Skilled Regional Subclass 887 visa.

State/Territory Postcodes Included
New South Wales
except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898
Queensland
except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
4124 to 4125
4133
4211
4270 to 4272
4275
4280
4285
4287
4307 to 4499
4515
4517 to 4519
4522 to 4899
Victoria
except Melbourne metropolitan area
3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3753,
3756
3758
3762
3764
3778 to 3781
3783
3797
3799
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3979
3981 to 3996
Western Australia
except Perth and surrounding areas
6041 to 6044
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799
South Australia Entire State
Tasmania Entire State
Northern Territory Entire Territory
Australian Capital Territory Excluded