What areas count as 'Regional Australia'?

The Working Holiday Visa program was extended to allow holders to remain for a second year if they contributed to parts and regions of Australia not traditionally associated with tourist destinations such as Sydney or Melbourne.

Fortunately, there are areas in every state you can complete your specified work, here is a full list of eligible postcodes.

Regional Australia
The following postcodes are considered to be Regional Australia
State/Territory Postcode
ACT The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia
New South Wales 2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2899
Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
Norfolk Island All of Norfolk Island is classified as part of regional Australia
Northern Territory All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia
Queensland 4124 to 4125
4133
4211
4270 to 4272
4275
4280
4285
4287
4307 to 4499
4510
4512
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899
Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
South Australia All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia
Tasmania All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia
Victoria 3139
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
Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area
Western Australia 6041 to 6044
6055 to 6056
6069
6076
6083 to 6084
6111
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799
Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas

Before you being any work you should ensure that not only is it the location of the work - and not necessarily that of the working hostel or other accommodation - is in a regional area but that your employer can verify that their work is eligible.

The last thing you want to risk is working for three months only to be told that the work you have done does not count and you have to return home - better to be safe than sorry!

Please check our Working Holiday Jobs page for information about finding work in these areas.

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