Designated Regional Areas in Australia

Designated Regional Areas in Australia with Postcodes

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Nearest Eligible Designated Areas are as follows

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

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 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

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

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Best Regional Areas in Victoria

Looking for regional visa options in Victoria?

Skilled Migrants prefer to live around big cities. Victorian’s regional areas are one of the top destinations favoured by immigrants for visa purposes.

You can explore the below section to search Victorian suburbs included in regional Australia or visit our dedicated page for all regional areas in Victoria.

Search below any Victorian Suburb Name or Postcode

Click to see top 20 regional areas close to Melbourne CBD

Postcode Name Distance from Melbourne CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
3750Wollert25.99060Category 33681653.892Rural localityWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3752South Morang30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3754Doreen34.521298Category 34128832.236Rural localityNillumbik (Shire)Melbourne - North East
3765Montrose37.86761Category 33582811.030MelbourneSuburbYarra Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - Outer East
3754Mernda38.516458Category 34035223.823MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3796Mount Evelyn42.69702Category 33525616.989MelbourneSuburbYarra Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - Outer East
3757Whittlesea47.35611Category 332552106.240Urban localityWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3809Officer52.17133Category 34446028.485MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
3782Emerald52.15778Category 33499650.424MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
3978Clyde North53.48156Category 34253629.384MelbourneSuburbCasey (City)Melbourne - South East
3437Gisborne55.38999Category 33910496.662Urban localityMacedon Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - North West
3340Bacchus Marsh58.96394Category 23052410.949Urban localityMoorabool (Shire)Melbourne - West
3930Mount Eliza59.617888Category 33952023.208MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3340Darley608372Category 23494426.945Bacchus MarshSuburbMoorabool (Shire)Melbourne - West
3810Pakenham60.946421Category 33432085.415MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
3756Wallan61.811074Category 33692069.610Urban localityMitchell (Shire)Melbourne - North East
3912Somerville62.511336Category 33458038.651MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3777Healesville62.97461Category 330368141.727Urban localityYarra Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - Outer East
3212Lara6316355Category 23484089.348Urban localityGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3214Corio68.615296Category 22334819.790GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong

Top 20 regional areas in Victoria with Highest Income

Postcode Name Distance from Melbourne CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
3809Officer52.17133Category 34446028.485MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
3978Clyde North53.48156Category 34253629.384MelbourneSuburbCasey (City)Melbourne - South East
3754Doreen34.521298Category 34128832.236Rural localityNillumbik (Shire)Melbourne - North East
3220Newtown76.510155Category 2412885.808GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3754Mernda38.516458Category 34035223.823MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3228Torquay10713258Category 23972834.306Urban localitySurf Coast (Shire)Geelong
3930Mount Eliza59.617888Category 33952023.208MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3437Gisborne55.38999Category 33910496.662Urban localityMacedon Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - North West
3934Mount Martha77.518548Category 33780430.209MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3442Woodend71.85806Category 33775269.506Urban localityMacedon Ranges (Shire)Bendigo
3218Geelong West766966Category 2377522.353GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3631Kialla1886817Category 33749261.411Rural localityGreater Shepparton (City)Shepparton
3756Wallan61.811074Category 33692069.610Urban localityMitchell (Shire)Melbourne - North East
3750Wollert25.99060Category 33681653.892Rural localityWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3752South Morang30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3765Montrose37.86761Category 33582811.030MelbourneSuburbYarra Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - Outer East
3216Highton84.818953Category 23562011.512GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3226Ocean Grove11614165Category 23546418.422Urban localityGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3350Alfredton1259220Category 3353608.010BallaratSuburbBallarat (City)Ballarat
3796Mount Evelyn42.69702Category 33525616.989MelbourneSuburbYarra Ranges (Shire)Melbourne - Outer East

Top 20 regional areas in Victoria with highest Population

Postcode Name Distance from Melbourne CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
3810Pakenham60.946421Category 33432085.415MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East
3500Mildura54632738Category 32839278.041Major urban localityMildura (Rural City)North West
3630Shepparton19131197Category 32901642.943Major urban localityGreater Shepparton (City)Shepparton
3280Warrnambool25829661Category 33166865.516Major urban localityWarrnambool (City)Warrnambool and South West
3844Traralgon16324933Category 33296856.282Major urban localityLatrobe (City)Latrobe - Gippsland
3752South Morang30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3931Mornington72.923989Category 33250021.093MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3754Doreen34.521298Category 34128832.236Rural localityNillumbik (Shire)Melbourne - North East
3216Highton84.818953Category 23562011.512GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3690Wodonga32218948Category 33265637.088Major urban localityWodonga (City)Hume
3934Mount Martha77.518548Category 33780430.209MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3677Wangaratta25218102Category 33016048.799Urban localityWangaratta (Rural City)Hume
3930Mount Eliza59.617888Category 33952023.208MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula
3754Mernda38.516458Category 34035223.823MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East
3212Lara6316355Category 23484089.348Urban localityGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3820Warragul10415757Category 33088855.316Urban localityBaw Baw (Shire)Latrobe - Gippsland
3214Corio68.615296Category 22334819.790GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong
3690West Wodonga31514576Category 33468444.092Rural localityWodonga (City)Hume
3400Horsham30214543Category 33182423.829Urban localityHorsham (Rural City)North West
3216Grovedale87.814308Category 2303167.165GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong

Top 20 regional areas in Victoria ranked by the experts

Postcode Name Distance from Melbourne CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
3810Pakenham60.946421Category 33432085.415MelbourneSuburbCardinia (Shire)Melbourne - South East1.3525932400932
3500Mildura54632738Category 32839278.041Major urban localityMildura (Rural City)North West1.1530712876867
3630Shepparton19131197Category 32901642.943Major urban localityGreater Shepparton (City)Shepparton1.0751654259719
3280Warrnambool25829661Category 33166865.516Major urban localityWarrnambool (City)Warrnambool and South West0.93662372110648
3844Traralgon16324933Category 33296856.282Major urban localityLatrobe (City)Latrobe - Gippsland0.7562788158214
3931Mornington72.923989Category 33250021.093MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula0.73812307692308
3752South Morang30.624060Category 33655621.454MelbourneSuburbWhittlesea (City)Melbourne - North East0.65816828974724
3214Corio68.615296Category 22334819.790GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong0.65513106047627
3677Wangaratta25218102Category 33016048.799Urban localityWangaratta (Rural City)Hume0.60019893899204
3690Wodonga32218948Category 33265637.088Major urban localityWodonga (City)Hume0.58023027927487
3840Morwell14813771Category 32444044.795Urban localityLatrobe (City)Latrobe - Gippsland0.56346153846154
3216Highton84.818953Category 23562011.512GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong0.5320887142055
3754Doreen34.521298Category 34128832.236Rural localityNillumbik (Shire)Melbourne - North East0.51583995349738
3820Warragul10415757Category 33088855.316Urban localityBaw Baw (Shire)Latrobe - Gippsland0.51013338513339
3939Rosebud88.913195Category 32636414.042MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula0.50049309664694
3934Mount Martha77.518548Category 33780430.209MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula0.49063591154375
3216Grovedale87.814308Category 2303167.165GeelongSuburbGreater Geelong (City)Geelong0.47196200026389
3212Lara6316355Category 23484089.348Urban localityGreater Geelong (City)Geelong0.46943168771527
3400Horsham30214543Category 33182423.829Urban localityHorsham (Rural City)North West0.45698215183509
3930Mount Eliza59.617888Category 33952023.208MelbourneSuburbMornington Peninsula (Shire)Mornington Peninsula0.45263157894737
Best Regional NSW Towns for regional Visas

NSW is the hottest destination of skilled migrants.

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Regional visa applicants are actively looking for major cities near NSW for migration purposes.

Below is the complete list of best regional areas in NSW including the suburbs within the major regional centres‘ category.

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Postcode Name Distance from Sydney CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2756Bligh Park58.16366Category 3412882.115SydneySuburbHawkesbury (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2756South Windsor59.65892Category 3336968.905SydneySuburbHawkesbury (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2753Richmond62.55482Category 33281226.813SydneySuburbHawkesbury (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2774Blaxland63.77451Category 3407169.715SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2516Bulli72.26105Category 2397808.662WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2777Springwood72.48475Category 33754419.395SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2517Woonona74.512187Category 2349966.799WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2518Bellambi76.23947Category 2250122.339WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2777Winmalee77.46202Category 3387409.058SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2518Corrimal77.46519Category 2314605.041WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2250Kariong78.26385Category 33655625.793Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2519Balgownie815525Category 2330723.687WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2519Fairy Meadow82.57405Category 2258443.423WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2500Gwynneville83.43100Category 2204361.257WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2500Wollongong85.318442Category 2297965.810Major urban localityWollongong (City)Illawarra
2250Narara85.67934Category 3346328.242Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2500West Wollongong85.74827Category 2309401.970WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2250Wyoming86.410134Category 3293807.138Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2525Figtree87.311564Category 2335408.560WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2250Erina87.64774Category 3283405.147Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast

Top 20 regional areas in NSW with Highest Income

Postcode Name Distance from Sydney CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2291Merewether16810964Category 2461766.282NewcastleSuburbNewcastle (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
2620Karabar2918247Category 3422246.983QueanbeyanSuburbQueanbeyan-Palerang Regional (Area)Capital Region
2285Cameron Park1527995Category 24160012.177NewcastleSuburbLake Macquarie (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
2260Wamberal95.76550Category 3414968.769Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2756Bligh Park58.16366Category 3412882.115SydneySuburbHawkesbury (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2774Blaxland63.77451Category 3407169.715SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2516Bulli72.26105Category 2397808.662WollongongSuburbWollongong (City)Illawarra
2777Winmalee77.46202Category 3387409.058SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2650Lake Albert4586192Category 33837624.540Wagga WaggaSuburbWagga Wagga (City)Riverina
2260Terrigal94.911349Category 3381688.691Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2640East Albury5526098Category 33806412.329AlburySuburbAlbury (City)Murray
2582Yass2806506Category 33785699.734Urban localityYass Valley (Area)Capital Region
2305New Lambton16310048Category 2377005.296NewcastleSuburbNewcastle (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
2478Lennox Head7496407Category 33764820.712Urban localityBallina (Area)Richmond - Tweed
2318Medowie1899563Category 33759642.542Urban localityPort Stephens (Area)Hunter Valley exc Newcastle
2777Springwood72.48475Category 33754419.395SydneySuburbBlue Mountains (City)Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
2640Thurgoona5488656Category 33749235.631AlburySuburbAlbury (City)Murray
2340Hillvue4096391Category 33718011.757TamworthSuburbTamworth Regional (Area)New England and North West
2650Wagga Wagga4587104Category 3370248.849Major urban localityWagga Wagga (City)Riverina
2280Valentine1485516Category 2367644.910NewcastleSuburbLake Macquarie (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Top 20 regional areas in NSW with highest Population

Postcode Name Distance from Sydney CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2444Port Macquarie39244830Category 32964054.472Major urban localityPort Macquarie-Hastings (Area)Mid North Coast
2830Dubbo39138943Category 335932990.698Major urban localityDubbo Regional (Area)Far West and Orana
2800Orange25438097Category 334372150.928Major urban localityOrange (City)Central West
2450Coffs Harbour53625752Category 32880846.046Major urban localityCoffs Harbour (City)Coffs Harbour - Grafton
2350Armidale48223352Category 329328274.600Major urban localityArmidale Regional (Area)New England and North West
2580Goulburn19622419Category 33250055.576Major urban localityGoulburn Mulwaree (Area)Capital Region
2500Wollongong85.318442Category 2297965.810Major urban localityWollongong (City)Illawarra
2680Griffith57418196Category 33484051.896Urban localityGriffith (City)Riverina
2880Broken Hill114217814Category 32745613040.194Urban localityBroken Hill (City)Far West and Orana
2257Umina Beach93.916733Category 3293806.988Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast
2430Taree31816197Category 32418047.845Urban localityMid-Coast (Area)Mid North Coast
2486Banora Point81316167Category 3279769.603Tweed HeadsSuburbTweed (Area)Richmond - Tweed
2325Cessnock16115177Category 32537635.239Major urban localityCessnock (City)Hunter Valley exc Newcastle
2428Forster31213740Category 32532432.538Urban localityMid-Coast (Area)Mid North Coast
2527Albion Park10413316Category 3332289.098WollongongSuburbShellharbour (City)Illawarra
2290Charlestown15212912Category 2353607.115NewcastleSuburbLake Macquarie (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
2480Goonellabah73312900Category 32995223.106LismoreSuburbLismore (City)Richmond - Tweed
2324Raymond Terrace17312820Category 32880840.771Urban localityPort Stephens (Area)Hunter Valley exc Newcastle
2641Lavington55112472Category 32808014.778AlburySuburbAlbury (City)Murray
2287Wallsend15712470Category 22896411.196NewcastleSuburbNewcastle (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Top 20 regional areas in NSW ranked by the experts

Postcode Name Distance from Sydney CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
2444Port Macquarie39244830Category 32964054.472Major urban localityPort Macquarie-Hastings (Area)Mid North Coast1.5124831309042
2800Orange25438097Category 334372150.928Major urban localityOrange (City)Central West1.1083730943791
2830Dubbo39138943Category 335932990.698Major urban localityDubbo Regional (Area)Far West and Orana1.0837971724368
2450Coffs Harbour53625752Category 32880846.046Major urban localityCoffs Harbour (City)Coffs Harbour - Grafton0.89391835601222
2350Armidale48223352Category 329328274.600Major urban localityArmidale Regional (Area)New England and North West0.7962356792144
2580Goulburn19622419Category 33250055.576Major urban localityGoulburn Mulwaree (Area)Capital Region0.68981538461538
2430Taree31816197Category 32418047.845Urban localityMid-Coast (Area)Mid North Coast0.66985111662531
2880Broken Hill114217814Category 32745613040.194Urban localityBroken Hill (City)Far West and Orana0.64881993006993
2500Wollongong85.318442Category 2297965.810Major urban localityWollongong (City)Illawarra0.61894213988455
2325Cessnock16115177Category 32537635.239Major urban localityCessnock (City)Hunter Valley exc Newcastle0.59808480453972
2486Banora Point81316167Category 3279769.603Tweed HeadsSuburbTweed (Area)Richmond - Tweed0.57788818987704
2257Umina Beach93.916733Category 3293806.988Central CoastSuburbCentral Coast (City)Central Coast0.56953710006807
2428Forster31213740Category 32532432.538Urban localityMid-Coast (Area)Mid North Coast0.54256831464224
2680Griffith57418196Category 33484051.896Urban localityGriffith (City)Riverina0.52227324913892
2324Raymond Terrace17312820Category 32880840.771Urban localityPort Stephens (Area)Hunter Valley exc Newcastle0.44501527353513
2641Lavington55112472Category 32808014.778AlburySuburbAlbury (City)Murray0.44415954415954
2470Casino71810914Category 32532480.030Urban localityRichmond Valley (Area)Richmond - Tweed0.43097456957827
2480Goonellabah73312900Category 32995223.106LismoreSuburbLismore (City)Richmond - Tweed0.4306891025641
2287Wallsend15712470Category 22896411.196NewcastleSuburbNewcastle (City)Newcastle and Lake Macquarie0.43053445656677
2360Inverell57711660Category 328184207.662Urban localityInverell (Area)New England and North West0.41370990632983
Best Regional Areas in Queensland (QLD)

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Check out the list below to explore the best areas identified by our system.

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Postcode Name Distance from Brisbane CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
4133Waterford West30.46431Category 3271445.245BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4124Boronia Heights32.77862Category 3316684.258BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4124Greenbank34.17694Category 335100110.502BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4207Eagleby34.313326Category 22615613.816BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4207Beenleigh34.78252Category 2276127.703BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4207Mount Warren Park37.75791Category 2330724.186BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4208Ormeau44.914460Category 23905216.389Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4280Jimboomba48.613201Category 33671289.991Urban localityLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4209Pimpama499396Category 23900040.908Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4209Coomera55.313305Category 23879224.658Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4209Upper Coomera57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4210Oxenford58.411842Category 23603613.925Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4212Hope Island63.311186Category 23978014.019Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4212Helensvale63.416862Category 23478820.133Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4211Pacific Pines63.716757Category 2377009.204Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4311Lowood65.54159Category 32537626.664Urban localitySomerset (Regional Council)Ipswich
4216Paradise Point66.86536Category 2374923.805Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4214Arundel6810246Category 23198010.383Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4216Coombabah68.510388Category 22766411.606Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4518Glass House Mountains69.35065Category 23010872.414Rural localitySunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast

Top 20 regional areas in Queensland with Highest Income

Postcode Name Distance from Brisbane CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
4720Emerald83114356Category 345344611.005Urban localityCentral Highlands (Regional Council)Central Queensland
4870Redlynch16869728Category 34513625.378CairnsSuburbCairns (Regional Council)Cairns
4814Mount Louisa13398825Category 3425369.973TownsvilleSuburbTownsville (City)Townsville
4455Roma4766848Category 34253678.028Urban localityMaranoa (Regional Council)Darling Downs - Maranoa
4350Middle Ridge1277141Category 3424328.680ToowoombaSuburbToowoomba (Regional Council)Toowoomba
4212Hope Island63.311186Category 23978014.019Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4814Annandale13318574Category 3396766.840TownsvilleSuburbTownsville (City)Townsville
4220Miami90.56843Category 2395722.996Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4680Clinton5225921Category 3392606.090GladstoneSuburbGladstone (Regional Council)Central Queensland
4208Ormeau44.914460Category 23905216.389Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4209Pimpama499396Category 23900040.908Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4209Coomera55.313305Category 23879224.658Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4218Broadbeach Waters80.97779Category 2386885.314Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4868Mount Sheridan16718271Category 3385846.739CairnsSuburbCairns (Regional Council)Cairns
4227Reedy Creek86.16659Category 2385326.414Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4350Glenvale1316353Category 33811614.582ToowoombaSuburbToowoomba (Regional Council)Toowoomba
4390Goondiwindi3536355Category 337960830.280Urban localityGoondiwindi (Regional Council)Darling Downs - Maranoa
4350Rangeville1258312Category 3378048.252ToowoombaSuburbToowoomba (Regional Council)Toowoomba
4209Upper Coomera57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4211Pacific Pines63.716757Category 2377009.204Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast

Top 20 regional areas in Queensland with highest Population

Postcode Name Distance from Brisbane CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
4215Southport76.131908Category 22828814.256Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4556Buderim96.629355Category 23421630.579Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast
4209Upper Coomera57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4217Surfers Paradise78.323689Category 2331245.796Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4226Robina80.823106Category 23338414.959Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4817Kirwan133821418Category 33593211.710TownsvilleSuburbTownsville (City)Townsville
4215Labrador71.418261Category 2290684.996Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4211Nerang70.416864Category 23036835.393Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4212Helensvale63.416862Category 23478820.133Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4558Maroochydore10316800Category 23224013.016Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast
4211Pacific Pines63.716757Category 2377009.204Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4650Maryborough25515406Category 32371226.469Major urban localityFraser Coast (Regional Council)Wide Bay
4227Varsity Lakes89.115026Category 2338525.911Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4221Palm Beach92.514654Category 2356206.332Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4208Ormeau44.914460Category 23905216.389Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4720Emerald83114356Category 345344611.005Urban localityCentral Highlands (Regional Council)Central Queensland
4220Burleigh Waters89.114310Category 2343726.759Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4213Mudgeeraba80.313624Category 23489226.212Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast
4207Eagleby34.313326Category 22615613.816BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert
4209Coomera55.313305Category 23879224.658Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast

Top 20 regional areas in Queensland ranked by the experts

Postcode Name Distance from Brisbane CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
4215Southport76.131908Category 22828814.256Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast1.1279694570136
4556Buderim96.629355Category 23421630.579Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast0.85793196165537
4217Surfers Paradise78.323689Category 2331245.796Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.71516121241396
4226Robina80.823106Category 23338414.959Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.69212796549245
4209Upper Coomera57.225276Category 23775224.074Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.66952744225471
4650Maryborough25515406Category 32371226.469Major urban localityFraser Coast (Regional Council)Wide Bay0.64971322537112
4215Labrador71.418261Category 2290684.996Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.62821659556901
4817Kirwan133821418Category 33593211.710TownsvilleSuburbTownsville (City)Townsville0.59607035511522
4211Nerang70.416864Category 23036835.393Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.55532139093783
4558Maroochydore10316800Category 23224013.016Sunshine CoastSuburbSunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast0.52109181141439
4207Eagleby34.313326Category 22615613.816BrisbaneSuburbLogan (City)Logan - Beaudesert0.50948157210583
4212Helensvale63.416862Category 23478820.133Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.48470737035759
4370Warwick15612222Category 32683225.140Urban localitySouthern Downs (Regional Council)Darling Downs - Maranoa0.45550089445438
4211Pacific Pines63.716757Category 2377009.204Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.44448275862069
4227Varsity Lakes89.115026Category 2338525.911Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.44387333097011
4570Gympie16910803Category 32548015.110Urban localityGympie (Regional Council)Wide Bay0.42397959183673
4220Burleigh Waters89.114310Category 2343726.759Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.41632724310485
4221Palm Beach92.514654Category 2356206.332Gold CoastSuburbGold Coast (City)Gold Coast0.41139809096013
4560Nambour10611187Category 22750810.847Urban localitySunshine Coast (Regional Council)Sunshine Coast0.40668169259852
4655Urangan2989764Category 32444015.069Hervey BaySuburbFraser Coast (Regional Council)Wide Bay0.39950900163666
Best Regional Locations in South Australia - SA

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See the below list of popular suburbs in South Australia sorted for you based on Major regional centres, best by income, population and distance from Adelaide.

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Postcode Name Distance from Adelaide CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
5000Adelaide115115Category 22464810.482Major urban localityAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5006North Adelaide2.56950Category 2405085.091AdelaideSuburbAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5082Prospect4.813280Category 2378044.968AdelaideSuburbProspect (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5032Brooklyn Park5.84781Category 2298481.546AdelaideSuburbWest Torrens (City)Adelaide - West
5032Lockleys6.55628Category 2358803.124AdelaideSuburbWest Torrens (City)Adelaide - West
5025Flinders Park7.24880Category 2322402.159AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5039Edwardstown7.74328Category 2277162.341AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5087Klemzig7.86100Category 2306802.510AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5023Findon8.26205Category 2275602.438AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5008Croydon Park8.43971Category 2236081.726AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - West
5084Blair Athol8.74630Category 2236081.958AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5085Enfield8.85331Category 2267282.257AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5072Magill8.98861Category 2310963.499AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5084Kilburn9.15430Category 2227242.903AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5075Paradise9.46773Category 2295363.573AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5074Campbelltown9.48156Category 2267803.483AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5024Fulham Gardens9.46179Category 2317722.416AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5085Northfield10.24637Category 2265722.490AdelaideSuburbPort Adelaide Enfield (City)Adelaide - North
5022Henley Beach10.55988Category 2388962.499AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5074Newton10.54787Category 2301602.169AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills

Top 20 regional areas in South Australia by best median Income

Postcode Name Distance from Adelaide CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
5045Glenelg North10.96254Category 2410802.762AdelaideSuburbHoldfast Bay (City)Adelaide - South
5006North Adelaide2.56950Category 2405085.091AdelaideSuburbAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5158Sheidow Park22.36677Category 2400923.591AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5095Mawson Lakes13.213297Category 2393126.162AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North
5022Henley Beach10.55988Category 2388962.499AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5125Greenwith23.18988Category 2386886.277AdelaideSuburbTea Tree Gully (City)Adelaide - North
5159Flagstaff Hill18.29950Category 2379087.908AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5082Prospect4.813280Category 2378044.968AdelaideSuburbProspect (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5089Highbury13.46586Category 2377524.330AdelaideSuburbTea Tree Gully (City)Adelaide - North
5125Golden Grove2010235Category 23655617.387AdelaideSuburbTea Tree Gully (City)Adelaide - North
5158Hallett Cove22.112301Category 2365049.111AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5127Wynn Vale187763Category 2362964.420AdelaideSuburbTea Tree Gully (City)Adelaide - North
5022Grange12.85916Category 2362443.559AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5114Blakeview44.17229Category 2360886.999AdelaideSuburbPlayford (City)Adelaide - North
5032Lockleys6.55628Category 2358803.124AdelaideSuburbWest Torrens (City)Adelaide - West
5115Munno Para West40.55909Category 2355683.404AdelaideSuburbPlayford (City)Adelaide - North
5076Athelstone12.89152Category 2352566.204AdelaideSuburbCampbelltown (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5159Happy Valley21.811219Category 23499613.084AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5046Warradale12.35247Category 2348402.007AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5159Aberfoyle Park22.211039Category 2346845.844AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South

Top 20 regional areas in South Australia with highest Population

Postcode Name Distance from Adelaide CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
5290Mount Gambier435255123031626.797Major urban localityMount Gambier (City)South Australia - South East
5162Morphett Vale25.223140Category 22776812.761AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5107Parafield Gardens2216945Category 2253767.027AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North
5108Paralowie24.316530Category 2289646.730AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North
5000Adelaide115115Category 22464810.482Major urban localityAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5253Murray Bridge75.2145602584426.113Urban localityMurray Bridge (Rural City)South Australia - South East
5606Port Lincoln650141203135632.907Urban localityPort Lincoln (City)South Australia - Outback
5251Mount Barker32.813842Category 23338437.900Urban localityMount Barker (District Council)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5095Mawson Lakes13.213297Category 2393126.162AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North
5082Prospect4.813280Category 2378044.968AdelaideSuburbProspect (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills
5158Hallett Cove22.112301Category 2365049.111AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South
5159Happy Valley21.811219Category 23499613.084AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5162Woodcroft24.311156Category 2343206.925AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5159Aberfoyle Park22.211039Category 2346845.844AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5114Craigmore43.710895Category 2306804.882AdelaideSuburbPlayford (City)Adelaide - North
5173Aldinga Beach46.110557Category 22969213.668AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5023Seaton11.510365Category 2276644.587AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West
5125Golden Grove2010235Category 23655617.387AdelaideSuburbTea Tree Gully (City)Adelaide - North
5159Flagstaff Hill18.29950Category 2379087.908AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South
5108Salisbury North27.89891Category 2240244.262AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North

Top 20 regional areas in South Australia ranked by the experts

Postcode Name Distance from Adelaide CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
5290Mount Gambier435255123031626.797Major urban localityMount Gambier (City)South Australia - South East0.8415358226679
5162Morphett Vale25.223140Category 22776812.761AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South0.83333333333333
5107Parafield Gardens2216945Category 2253767.027AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.66775693568726
5000Adelaide115115Category 22464810.482Major urban localityAdelaide (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills0.61323433950016
5108Paralowie24.316530Category 2289646.730AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.57070846568154
5253Murray Bridge75.2145602584426.113Urban localityMurray Bridge (Rural City)South Australia - South East0.56338028169014
5606Port Lincoln650141203135632.907Urban localityPort Lincoln (City)South Australia - Outback0.45031253986478
5251Mount Barker32.813842Category 23338437.900Urban localityMount Barker (District Council)Adelaide - Central and Hills0.4146297627606
5108Salisbury North27.89891Category 2240244.262AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.41171328671329
5023Seaton11.510365Category 2276644.587AdelaideSuburbCharles Sturt (City)Adelaide - West0.37467466743783
5173Aldinga Beach46.110557Category 22969213.668AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South0.35555031658359
5114Craigmore43.710895Category 2306804.882AdelaideSuburbPlayford (City)Adelaide - North0.35511734028683
5082Prospect4.813280Category 2378044.968AdelaideSuburbProspect (City)Adelaide - Central and Hills0.35128557824569
5108Salisbury25.98205Category 2234004.565AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.35064102564103
5098Ingle Farm13.68825Category 2256364.474AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.34424247152442
5109Salisbury East17.68972Category 2265206.872AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.33831070889894
5095Mawson Lakes13.213297Category 2393126.162AdelaideSuburbSalisbury (City)Adelaide - North0.33824277574278
5158Hallett Cove22.112301Category 2365049.111AdelaideSuburbMarion (City)Adelaide - South0.33697676966908
5162Woodcroft24.311156Category 2343206.925AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South0.32505827505828
5159Happy Valley21.811219Category 23499613.084AdelaideSuburbOnkaparinga (City)Adelaide - South0.32057949479941
Best Regional Locations in Australian Capital Territory

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Postcode Name Distance from Canberra CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2601Canberra14276Category 2257921.431Major urban localityUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2601Acton3.32086Category 293085.989CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Bruce8.16997Category 2424846.608CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Belconnen8.96657Category 2436284.426CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Kaleen9.67271Category 2441486.027CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2913Ngunnawal17.310486Category 2499204.159CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2902Kambah1814900Category 24768411.336CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2903Wanniassa18.47512Category 2482045.398CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2906Gordon27.67611Category 2497644.442CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory

Top 20 regional areas in ACT by best median Income

Postcode Name Distance from Canberra CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2913Ngunnawal17.310486Category 2499204.159CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2906Gordon27.67611Category 2497644.442CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2903Wanniassa18.47512Category 2482045.398CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2902Kambah1814900Category 24768411.336CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Kaleen9.67271Category 2441486.027CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Belconnen8.96657Category 2436284.426CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Bruce8.16997Category 2424846.608CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2601Canberra14276Category 2257921.431Major urban localityUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2601Acton3.32086Category 293085.989CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory

Top 20 regional areas in ACT with highest Population

Postcode Name Distance from Canberra CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region
2902Kambah1814900Category 24768411.336CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2913Ngunnawal17.310486Category 2499204.159CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2906Gordon27.67611Category 2497644.442CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2903Wanniassa18.47512Category 2482045.398CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Kaleen9.67271Category 2441486.027CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Bruce8.16997Category 2424846.608CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2617Belconnen8.96657Category 2436284.426CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2601Canberra14276Category 2257921.431Major urban localityUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory
2601Acton3.32086Category 293085.989CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory

Top 20 regional areas in ACT ranked by the experts

Postcode Name Distance from Canberra CBD (km) Population Category Median Income Area (sq km) Urban Area Type Local Government Region rank
2902Kambah1814900Category 24768411.336CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.31247378575623
2601Acton3.32086Category 293085.989CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.2241082939407
2913Ngunnawal17.310486Category 2499204.159CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.21005608974359
2601Canberra14276Category 2257921.431Major urban localityUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.16578784119107
2617Bruce8.16997Category 2424846.608CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.16469729780623
2617Kaleen9.67271Category 2441486.027CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.16469602246987
2903Wanniassa18.47512Category 2482045.398CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.15583768981827
2906Gordon27.67611Category 2497644.442CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.15294188570051
2617Belconnen8.96657Category 2436284.426CanberraSuburbUnincorporatedAustralian Capital Territory0.15258549555331