So you want to migrate to Australia? Here are 10 reasons to seriously consider Regional Australia.
Australia is a beautiful and exciting country with many opportunities for migrants, especially in regional areas.
The Australian government has introduced reforms and incentives to encourage migrants to live and work in regional areas. “Regional” means somewhere outside of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
This is due to the fact that there are skills gaps in regional areas that can be closed by qualified migrants.
Would you like to learn more about recent government changes and reforms to visas? Download our quick guide to Australia’s new regional visas
Here are 10 good reasons to live and work in regional Australia.
1. Numerous career opportunities
Due to Australia’s rapid economic growth, the number of industries has started to grow. Therefore, there are numerous career opportunities for qualified migrants with different skills.
Actors, dancers and other entertainers, managers of accommodations and restaurants, architects, archaeologists, blacksmiths, carpenters, cooks, engineers, goat farmers, homeopaths, naturopaths, nurses, pilots, scientists, surgeons, teachers, craftsmen, zookeepers and more.
Check the qualified job list to see what other skills are currently visa-approved.
2. Affordable housing
Compared to the capital cities, regional areas have lower housing costs and a higher standard of living.
Rentals in regional centers can be up to 30% to 50% cheaper than in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
With shorter commuting routes and more space, the cost of living in regional areas is generally significantly lower.
3. More sponsored Regional Australia jobs in NT
The Northern Territory has one Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA), This means that more jobs are eligible for funding than in any other state.
Our director Manuela Seiberth was asked by the national media about regional migration and DAMA. Read their ABC interviews Here and Here, Listen to her SBS radio interview Here, and check out the ABC News Here,
4. Quality of life
Imagine yourself in a safe place with a small population, clean water, low pollution and lots of fresh air. Not to mention breathtaking natural landscapes, beautiful wild animals and breathtaking landscapes. Australians are also known for their relaxed lifestyle and enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends.
If you and your family want to enjoy a high quality of life, you can’t go wrong if you live and work in regional Australia.
5. Great health system
The Australian healthcare system is one of the best in the world. It offers you and your family high quality, safe and affordable healthcare. This is a major reason why we have one of the longest life expectancies in the world.
6. High quality education system
Australia also has a fantastic university system and is consistently part of it Top 10 countries around the world for educational quality. In addition, 6 Australian universities ranked in the top 100 World ranking of universities,
Elementary and secondary schools run by the government are compulsory here. They are generally smaller and financially well-equipped so that children receive high-quality education.
7. Wonderful landscape and pleasant climate
Due to the size of the country, Australia has several different climate zones. The north of Australia has a more tropical climate, hot and humid in summer and fairly warm and dry in winter, while the south is cooler with mild summers and cool, sometimes rainy winters.
All around there are breathtaking natural sites such as charming landscapes, wonderful beaches, soothing rainforests, spectacular rock formations, beautiful vineyards and much more.
The residents here often go for walks, camping, swimming and fishing outdoors.
8. Multicultural society
People in Australia celebrate multiculturalism and there are many communities and clubs that can connect with people of similar and different backgrounds.
Australia counts as that most successful multicultural society in the world.
9. Welcome communities
Far from being isolated, most regional areas have well-established and welcoming migrant communities.
Integration into a new community can be one of the biggest challenges for anyone moving to a new city or regional city.
However, if you stay long enough and try to connect and communicate with others, you will probably feel like a valued community member at some point.
10. Work-life balance
Regional Australians value free time to connect with family and friends, enjoy a barbecue (or “barbie” as the locals say), relax in nature, enjoy great food and fresh local produce try and pursue hobbies.
Regional areas in particular offer a relaxed and diverse lifestyle.
Ready for a better life in Australia?
As we described in this article, there are several reasons why migrants move to the Australia region. Which reason do you notice most?
Would you like to learn more about recent government changes and reforms to visas? Download our quick guide to Australia’s new regional visas here,
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