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Specified areas of Australia

This postcode list applies only to:

  • sponsored applicants for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) visa
  • Subsequent Skilled Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887) visa applicants

If you are applying for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) via the Extended pathway, and you were sponsored by a relative for your current skilled visa, you must nominate to live and work in a specified area of Australia listed below. The designated regional areas postcode list that came into effect on 16 November 2019 does not apply to you.

For this visa, specified area means any one of the following:

StateRegional areasPostcode
Australian Capital TerritoryEverywhere in the territoryAll postcodes
New South WalesEverywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong2311 to 2312, 2328 to 2333, 2336 to 2490, 2535 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2787 to 2898
Northern TerritoryEverywhere in the territoryAll postcodes
QueenslandEverywhere except the greater Brisbane area4019 to 4028, 4037 to 4050, 4079 to 4100, 4114, 4118, 4124 to 4150, 4158 to 4168, 4180 to 4899
South AustraliaEverywhere in the stateAll postcodes
TasmaniaEverywhere in the stateAll postcodes
VictoriaEverywhere in the stateAll postcodes
Western AustraliaEverywhere in the stateAll postcodes