The increasing cost of housing in Australia’s major cities is a burden on
Australian citizens, permanent residents and new migrants alike.
This has influenced a recent trend towards migration to country Australian
Rent in regional centres can be up to 30% cheaper than Sydney, Melbourne and
Brisbane. With shorter commutes and more space, the cost of living in general is
In fact there are many reasons to consider moving to a rural hub, including
career and business opportunities.
Regional centres in New South Wales have seen resurgence in the last decade,
with a strengthening of rural development from both Governments and the
private sector. This has been partly driven by increased domestic tourism and
massive investment in Australia’s rich farmlands to feed the ever-growing world
Technology has also been a large influence; Australia’s new and vast National
Broadband Network (NBN) is ensuring that businesses in regional Australia can
compete with access to a high-speed Internet connection.
Physical location is now less important when it comes to conducting business
and many regional towns are developing call centres and other online services –
a type of rural outsourcing.
For migrants, a major upside to these developments is that there are skills
shortages in country towns and regional hubs as much as the major cities.
There are also opportunities for students with six universities in rural centres in
the Eastern states, and a number of major universities with regional campuses.
With improving infrastructure, many rural centres now have equal access to
healthcare, quality schools and all the conveniences of a city. Lifestyle is another
major factor; not just home affordability, spaciousness and short commutes, but
also low crime rates, communities and healthy living should factor into choosing
your ideal destination.
Hub Migration can help you with all your migration inquiries, including
recommendations about where to live, help with accommodation and advice
regarding visa requirements.