Eligible Regional Postcodes Australia for a 2nd Year Visa

Eligible Regional Postcodes Australia for a 2nd Year Visa

So you want to extend your stay in Australia. Here’s a quick run-down of where you need to be located to meet the criteria for your visa extension.

If you are on a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), you must first complete 88 days of “Specified Work” in a “Regional Area“.

If you are on a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462), you must complete the same 88 days of work. However, you also have the opportunity to choose a tourism or hospitality job as long as it is located in “northern Australia“.

Map of Regional Australia
Map of Regional Australia – 2nd Year Visa Eligible Postcodes

The tables below will help clarify these locations.

Regional Australia – Eligible Postcodes

These are the postcodes considered to be part of Regional Australia.

State or TerritoryEligible Postcodes / Regions
Australian Capital Territory​The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia
New South WalesExcludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2899
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
QueenslandExcludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
4124 to 4125
4133
4211
4270 to 4272
4275
4280
4285
4287
4307 to 4499
4510
4512
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899
South Australia​All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia
Tasmania​All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia
VictoriaExcludes Melbourne metropolitan area
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
Western AustraliaExcludes Perth and surrounding areas
6041 to 6044
6055 to 6056
6069
6076
6083 to 6084
6111
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799

Northern Australia – Eligible Postcodes

These are the eligible postcodes, which are considered northern Australia, for Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462).

State or TerritoryEligible Postcodes / Regions
Northern TerritoryEntire Northern Territory
QueenslandAll areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
These include:
4472
4478
4481 to 4482
4680
4694 to 4695
4697
4699 to 4707
4709 to 4714
4717
4720 to 4728
4730 to 4733
4735 to 4746
4750 to 4751
4753 to 4754
4756 to 4757
4798 to 4800
4801 to 4812​​
4814 to 4825
4828 to 4830
4849 to 4850
4852
4854 to 4856
4858 to 4861
4865
4868 to 4888
4890 to 4892
4895
Western AustraliaAll areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
These include:
0872
6537
6642
6646
6701
6705
6707
6710 to 6714
6716
6718
6720 to 6722
6725 to 6726
6728
6740
6743
6751
6753 to 6754
6758
6760
6762
6765
6770

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