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Career & Employment Opportunities

Jobs in Regional Australia

– Hi, Terry O’Reilly here, founder of OBP Australia. Have you ever thought about
working in regional Australia? Stay tuned. (upbeat music) It seems Melbourne and Sydney are the preferred
settlement destinations for skilled migrants. Understandably, major
cities have a lot to offer, more employment opportunities,
vibrant cosmopolitan centres, greater selection of
schools, major events, and possibly some friends
or family as a support base. Brisbane, Adelaide, and
Perth probably come in second with many of the
attractions of the big two. But how many of you have
seriously considered relocating to regional areas? So what are we talking about when we say regional? It could be a town population of anywhere between 20,000 to 70,000. And some towns such as Geelong or Newcastle have over 200,000. Usually, but not always,
too far to commute daily from the capital city. Availability of all
major goods and services, you’d find in capital cities. Regional does not necessarily mean remote, although in Western
Australia and Queensland and the Northern Territory, it can be a very long way
from the state capital. For example, from Perth to Broome is almost 2,500 kilometres and that’s within the one state. States smaller in area
like New South Wales and Victoria are far
more densely populated and travel times are shorter. Do some research to see what
each regional area offers in the way of employment,
services, and attractions. And don’t forget Northern
Territory and ACT. In 2018, the Northern
Territory government announced some attractive incentives
for people to relocate. So it’s worth checking out
your eligibility for that. Here are a few compelling reasons why regional life makes a lot of sense if you’re trying to
establish yourself in Australia. Number one, there’s less
competition for jobs. The Australian workforce
is not exactly known for its mobility. The people living in capital cities tend to want to stay in capital cities. Many overseas-born professionals
find their first job in regional Australia. Shire Councils are an excellent place to start your job search if you’re an engineer, accountant,
or health professional, to name a few. Regional communities are often very keen to attract skilled migrants. It’s important for the economy. Number two, cheaper housing. You may have heard that house prices in Melbourne and Sydney have
become prohibitively expensive due to a variety of reasons. Skilled migrants tend to start
off renting, understandably. But getting your foot in the door, literally and figuratively speaking, is easier to achieve in regional areas where house prices are
far more affordable. Number three, the quiet life. I’ve had skilled migrants say to me, in relation to the streets of Melbourne, where are all the people? Coming from countries that
are densely populated, it might be quite a shock to see the relatively empty streets of a state capital city. Well, if you think Melbourne is quiet, wait until you visit Bendigo, Parks, Wagga Wagga, or Townsville. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 25
million kangaroos in Australia, about the same number as people. But you don’t need to
live in regional areas to meet a kangaroo. These ones are residents of
Bundoora, a Melbourne suburb. Number four, less traffic and commuting. If you live in the outer
suburbs of Melbourne or Sydney and have to commute to the CBD, it’s not unrealistic to expect
a 90-minute drive each way. Or standing on a crowded
train may be an alternative. Well, imagine walking to work, or a 10-minute drive if
you live on the outskirts of a regional town. That’s potentially an extra three hours of time you can reclaim by not living in Melbourne or Sydney. Number five, strong communities. I think strong communities
exist even in big cities, but country life does often mean you get to know everyone in the town. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but that’s how the saying goes. Number six, the scenery and nature. Forests, rivers, mountains, oceans, snow, and clear, crisp skies with
a spectacular night view of the Milky Way. So if you haven’t thought about living in regional Australia, think about it. If you want more information
on how this is possible and what your options are, contact us at, click inquire now. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your options, whether they be working
in cities in Australia, or in regional areas. And feel free to ask any questions
during that consultation. It’s free. Don’t forget to subscribe to
the YouTube channel down below. See you next time. (upbeat music)

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