Designated Regional Areas in Australia

Designated Regional Areas in Australia with Postcodes

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Australian regional Areas Search with Post Code or Suburb Name

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  1. Eligibility, whether it is an eligible regional area or not for a regional visa.
  2. Best by Median Income.
  3. Best by Population Size.
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  5. Major regional centres &
  6. Local council.

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Nearest Eligible Designated Areas are as follows
PostcodeNameStateDistance from Capital CBD (km)Urban AreaPopulationCategoryMedian IncomeArea (sq km)Urban AreaTypeLocal GovernmentRegion
Australian regional Areas by Income

Best Ranked
by
Highest Income Group all over Australia

Top 30 best regional areas are listed below on the basis of Best Income all over Australia.

The list also includes any top-rated regional centres or major regional centres postcodes.

If income is your main concern, see the top 30 best regional areas with the highest income.

Postcode Name State Distance from Capital CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
6008SubiacoWestern Australia3.59202Category 2595923.129PerthSuburbSubiaco (City)Perth - Inner
6019ScarboroughWestern Australia15.415467Category 2551724.992PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
6112Piara WatersWestern Australia26.79116Category 2528846.689PerthSuburbArmadale (City)Perth - South East
6151South PerthWestern Australia4.812053Category 2517925.177PerthSuburbSouth Perth (City)Perth - South East
6004East PerthWestern Australia2.110596Category 2515843.205PerthSuburbPerth (City)Perth - Inner
6010ClaremontWestern Australia8.68148Category 2501283.872PerthSuburbClaremont (Town)Perth - Inner
2913NgunnawalAustralian Capital Territory17.310486Category 2499204.159CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6112HarrisdaleWestern Australia27.89076Category 2498685.775PerthSuburbArmadale (City)Perth - South East
2906GordonAustralian Capital Territory27.67611Category 2497644.442CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6018DoubleviewWestern Australia13.58404Category 2496602.599PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
6000PerthWestern Australia111425Category 2493484.563Major urban localityPerth (City)Perth - Inner
6006North PerthWestern Australia4.68744Category 2490363.067PerthSuburbVincent (City)Perth - Inner
6158East FremantleWestern Australia17.37376Category 2487763.138PerthSuburbEast Fremantle (Town)Perth - South West
6050Mount LawleyWestern Australia4.111125Category 2484644.343PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - Inner
2903WanniassaAustralian Capital Territory18.47512Category 2482045.398CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6018InnalooWestern Australia128251Category 2481523.183PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
6014WembleyWestern Australia7.111301Category 2479444.252PerthSuburbCambridge (Town)Perth - Inner
6009NedlandsWestern Australia5.710194Category 2477885.324PerthSuburbNedlands (City)Perth - Inner
2902KambahAustralian Capital Territory1814900Category 24768411.336CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6069AveleyWestern Australia31.510173Category 2471646.102PerthSuburbSwan (City)Perth - North East
6012Mosman ParkWestern Australia12.38757Category 2464884.347PerthSuburbMosman Park (Town)Perth - Inner
6051MaylandsWestern Australia5.312577Category 2463325.005PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East
2291MerewetherNew South Wales16810964Category 2461766.282NewcastleSuburbNewcastle (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
4720EmeraldQueensland83114356Category 345344611.005Urban localityCentral Highlands (Regional Council)Central Queensland
6152ComoWestern Australia6.514138Category 2452926.414PerthSuburbSouth Perth (City)Perth - South East
6170WellardWestern Australia38.89096Category 24524016.333PerthSuburbKwinana (City)Perth - South West
4870RedlynchQueensland16869728Category 34513625.378CairnsSuburbCairns (Regional Council)Cairns
6164BeeliarWestern Australia25.27454Category 24466811.418PerthSuburbCockburn (City)Perth - South West
3809OfficerVictoria52.17133Category 34446028.485MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
6164SuccessWestern Australia25.610148Category 2443046.050PerthSuburbCockburn (City)Perth - South West
Regional area Australia by Population

Best Ranked
by
the highest Population all over Australia

High population means better income opportunities.

We have listed the top 30 eligible regional areas with the highest population.

Postcode Name State Distance from Capital CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
3810PakenhamVictoria60.946421Category 33432085.415MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
2444Port MacquarieNew South Wales39244830Category 32964054.472Major urban localityPort Macquarie-Hastings (Area)Mid North Coast
2830DubboNew South Wales39138943Category 335932990.698Major urban localityDubbo Regional (Area)Far West and Orana
2800OrangeNew South Wales25438097Category 334372150.928Major urban localityOrange (City)Central West
6155Canning ValeWestern Australia2233059Category 23827225.347PerthSuburbCanning (City)Perth - South East
3500MilduraVictoria54632738Category 32839278.041Major urban localityMildura (Rural City)North West
4215SouthportQueensland76.131908Category 22828814.256Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
6171BaldivisWestern Australia44.531653Category 24378487.315PerthSuburbRockingham (City)Perth - South West
3630SheppartonVictoria19131197Category 32901642.943Major urban localityGreater Shepparton (City)Shepparton
3280WarrnamboolVictoria25829661Category 33166865.516Major urban localityWarrnambool (City)Warrnambool and South West
4556BuderimQueensland96.629355Category 23421630.579Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast
2450Coffs HarbourNew South Wales53625752Category 32880846.046Major urban localityCoffs Harbour (City)Coffs Harbour - Grafton
5290Mount GambierSouth Australia435255123031626.797Major urban localityMount Gambier (City)South Australia - South East
4209Upper CoomeraQueensland57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
3844TraralgonVictoria16324933Category 33296856.282Major urban localityLatrobe (City)Latrobe - Gippsland
3752South MorangVictoria30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3931MorningtonVictoria72.923989Category 33250021.093MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
4217Surfers ParadiseQueensland78.323689Category 2331245.796Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
6059DianellaWestern Australia9.323486Category 23541210.740PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
2350ArmidaleNew South Wales48223352Category 329328274.600Major urban localityArmidale Regional (Area)New England and North West
6108ThornlieWestern Australia31.123153Category 23255211.591PerthSuburbGosnells (City)Perth - South East
5162Morphett ValeSouth Australia25.223140Category 22776812.761AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
4226RobinaQueensland80.823106Category 23338414.959Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
6069EllenbrookWestern Australia28.722681Category 23952017.873PerthSuburbSwan (City)Perth - North East
2580GoulburnNew South Wales19622419Category 33250055.576Major urban localityGoulburn Mulwaree (Area)Capital Region
6062MorleyWestern Australia8.621530Category 23250010.499PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East
4817KirwanQueensland133821418Category 33593211.710TownsvilleSuburbTownsville (City)Townsville
3754DoreenVictoria34.521298Category 34128832.236Rural localityNillumbik (Shire)Melbourne - North East
6110GosnellsWestern Australia34.120293Category 22948415.620PerthSuburbGosnells (City)Perth - South East
3216HightonVictoria84.818953Category 23562011.512GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
Regional areas near capital cities

Regional Areas In Australia
Ranked by
Nearest Capital City

Living in regional Areas near the main capital cities has its own benefits.

See the Top 50 eligible regional areas that are closest to major Capital cities of Australia.

Postcode Name State Distance from Capital CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
6004East PerthWestern Australia2.110596Category 2515843.205PerthSuburbPerth (City)Perth - Inner
5006North AdelaideSouth Australia2.56950Category 2405085.091AdelaideSuburbAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
2601ActonAustralian Capital Territory3.32086Category 293085.989CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6008SubiacoWestern Australia3.59202Category 2595923.129PerthSuburbSubiaco (City)Perth - Inner
6050Mount LawleyWestern Australia4.111125Category 2484644.343PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - Inner
7008New TownTasmania4.26122Category 2331243.880HobartSuburbHobart (City)Hobart
6006North PerthWestern Australia4.68744Category 2490363.067PerthSuburbVincent (City)Perth - Inner
5082ProspectSouth Australia4.813280Category 2378044.968AdelaideSuburbProspect (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
6151South PerthWestern Australia4.812053Category 2517925.177PerthSuburbSouth Perth (City)Perth - South East
7005Sandy BayTasmania4.911927Category 2347886.985HobartSuburbHobart (City)Hobart
6051MaylandsWestern Australia5.312577Category 2463325.005PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East
6009NedlandsWestern Australia5.710194Category 2477885.324PerthSuburbNedlands (City)Perth - Inner
5032Brooklyn ParkSouth Australia5.84781Category 2298481.546AdelaideSuburbWest Torrens (City)Adelaide - West
6009CrawleyWestern Australia64095Category 2145081.420PerthSuburbPerth (City)Perth - Inner
7009MoonahTasmania65421Category 2283922.845HobartSuburbGlenorchy (City)Hobart
7015LindisfarneTasmania6.46179Category 2355686.945HobartSuburbClarence (City)Hobart
6152ComoWestern Australia6.514138Category 2452926.414PerthSuburbSouth Perth (City)Perth - South East
5032LockleysSouth Australia6.55628Category 2358803.124AdelaideSuburbWest Torrens (City)Adelaide - West
6014WembleyWestern Australia7.111301Category 2479444.252PerthSuburbCambridge (Town)Perth - Inner
5025Flinders ParkSouth Australia7.24880Category 2322402.159AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5039EdwardstownSouth Australia7.74328Category 2277162.341AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5087KlemzigSouth Australia7.86100Category 2306802.510AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
2617BruceAustralian Capital Territory8.16997Category 2424846.608CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
5023FindonSouth Australia8.26205Category 2275602.438AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5008Croydon ParkSouth Australia8.43971Category 2236081.726AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - West
6060YokineWestern Australia8.511542Category 2409764.852PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
6102BentleyWestern Australia8.68782Category 2222565.377PerthSuburbCanning (City)Perth - South East
6010ClaremontWestern Australia8.68148Category 2501283.872PerthSuburbClaremont (Town)Perth - Inner
6062MorleyWestern Australia8.621530Category 23250010.499PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East
5084Blair AtholSouth Australia8.74630Category 2236081.958AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
7010GlenorchyTasmania8.710828Category 22568810.373HobartSuburbGlenorchy (City)Hobart
5085EnfieldSouth Australia8.85331Category 2267282.257AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5072MagillSouth Australia8.98861Category 2310963.499AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
2617BelconnenAustralian Capital Territory8.96657Category 2436284.426CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
5084KilburnSouth Australia9.15430Category 2227242.903AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
6104BelmontWestern Australia9.26785Category 2380124.374PerthSuburbBelmont (City)Perth - South East
6059DianellaWestern Australia9.323486Category 23541210.740PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
6060Tuart HillWestern Australia9.37012Category 2413402.152PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
5075ParadiseSouth Australia9.46773Category 2295363.573AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5074CampbelltownSouth Australia9.48156Category 2267803.483AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5024Fulham GardensSouth Australia9.46179Category 2317722.416AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
6100Victoria ParkWestern Australia9.58777Category 2440442.619PerthSuburbVictoria Park (Town)Perth - South East
2617KaleenAustralian Capital Territory9.67271Category 2441486.027CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
6103RivervaleWestern Australia10.110366Category 2395723.341PerthSuburbBelmont (City)Perth - South East
5085NorthfieldSouth Australia10.24637Category 2265722.490AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
6061NollamaraWestern Australia10.411570Category 2364003.734PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West
5022Henley BeachSouth Australia10.55988Category 2388962.499AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5074NewtonSouth Australia10.54787Category 2301602.169AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
6053BayswaterWestern Australia10.614432Category 2429009.845PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East
5045Glenelg NorthSouth Australia10.96254Category 2410802.762AdelaideSuburbHoldfast Bay (City)Adelaide - South
Regional Area Australia by Migration Agent

Expert's Opinion about the best towns in regional Australia
by
Sidra Shahab

Looking at the highest Income or highest population may or may not necessarily give the ideal results.

Its because people with high incomes might be travelling to nearby big suburbs to earn a high income.

Our expert registered Migration agent, Sidra Shahab, has identified the following top 30 suburbs that may offer better opportunities income-wise without considering the distance from the capital cities.

Postcode Name State Distance from Capital CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
2444Port MacquarieNew South Wales39244830Category 32964054.472Major urban localityPort Macquarie-Hastings (Area)Mid North Coast1.5124831309042
3810PakenhamVictoria60.946421Category 33432085.415MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East1.3525932400932
3500MilduraVictoria54632738Category 32839278.041Major urban localityMildura (Rural City)North West1.1530712876867
4215SouthportQueensland76.131908Category 22828814.256Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast1.1279694570136
2800OrangeNew South Wales25438097Category 334372150.928Major urban localityOrange (City)Central West1.1083730943791
2830DubboNew South Wales39138943Category 335932990.698Major urban localityDubbo Regional (Area)Far West and Orana1.0837971724368
3630SheppartonVictoria19131197Category 32901642.943Major urban localityGreater Shepparton (City)Shepparton1.0751654259719
3280WarrnamboolVictoria25829661Category 33166865.516Major urban localityWarrnambool (City)Warrnambool and South West0.93662372110648
2450Coffs HarbourNew South Wales53625752Category 32880846.046Major urban localityCoffs Harbour (City)Coffs Harbour - Grafton0.89391835601222
6155Canning ValeWestern Australia2233059Category 23827225.347PerthSuburbCanning (City)Perth - South East0.86379076086957
4556BuderimQueensland96.629355Category 23421630.579Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast0.85793196165537
5290Mount GambierSouth Australia435255123031626.797Major urban localityMount Gambier (City)South Australia - South East0.8415358226679
5162Morphett ValeSouth Australia25.223140Category 22776812.761AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South0.83333333333333
2350ArmidaleNew South Wales48223352Category 329328274.600Major urban localityArmidale Regional (Area)New England and North West0.7962356792144
3844TraralgonVictoria16324933Category 33296856.282Major urban localityLatrobe (City)Latrobe - Gippsland0.7562788158214
3931MorningtonVictoria72.923989Category 33250021.093MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula0.73812307692308
6171BaldivisWestern Australia44.531653Category 24378487.315PerthSuburbRockingham (City)Perth - South West0.72293531883793
4217Surfers ParadiseQueensland78.323689Category 2331245.796Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.71516121241396
6108ThornlieWestern Australia31.123153Category 23255211.591PerthSuburbGosnells (City)Perth - South East0.71126198083067
4226RobinaQueensland80.823106Category 23338414.959Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.69212796549245
2580GoulburnNew South Wales19622419Category 33250055.576Major urban localityGoulburn Mulwaree (Area)Capital Region0.68981538461538
6110GosnellsWestern Australia34.120293Category 22948415.620PerthSuburbGosnells (City)Perth - South East0.68827160493827
2430TareeNew South Wales31816197Category 32418047.845Urban localityMid-Coast (Area)Mid North Coast0.66985111662531
4209Upper CoomeraQueensland57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.66952744225471
5107Parafield GardensSouth Australia2216945Category 2253767.027AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.66775693568726
6059DianellaWestern Australia9.323486Category 23541210.740PerthSuburbStirling (City)Perth - North West0.66322150683384
6062MorleyWestern Australia8.621530Category 23250010.499PerthSuburbBayswater (City)Perth - North East0.66246153846154
3752South MorangVictoria30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East0.65816828974724
3214CorioVictoria68.615296Category 22334819.790GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong0.65513106047627
4650MaryboroughQueensland25515406Category 32371226.469Major urban localityFraser Coast (Regional Council)Wide Bay0.64971322537112
Regional Areas of States

List of Regional Areas in each Australian State & Territory

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