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LIN 22/022 Other as made
This instrument specifies the parts and areas of Australia for subregulation 1.15M(1), the definition of regional Australia in subregulation 5.19(16), and for subparagraph 888.226(2)(c)(i) and paragraph 892.213(3)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994. The instrument expands the definition of regional Australia to include Moreton Bay and Ipswich, Queensland as specified areas for skilled and temporary graduate visas.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 02 Mar 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022

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LIN 22/022

I, Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under the following provisions of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations):

(a)     subregulations 1.15M(1) and (2);

(b)     the definition of regional Australia in subregulation 5.19(16);

(c)     subparagraph 888.226(2)(c)(i) of Schedule 2;

(d)     paragraph 892.213(3)(b) of Schedule 2.

 

Dated 17 February 2022

 

 

 

 

Alex Hawke

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs


1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Designated regional areas for certain skilled and temporary graduate visas) Instrument (LIN 22/022) 2022.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 5 March 2022.

3          Regional areas

        (1)     For subregulation 1.15M(1) of the Regulations, a part of Australia within a postcode mentioned in the following table is a specified designated city or major regional centre.

Item

State or Territory

Postcodes

1

New South Wales

2259, 2264 to 2308, 2500 to 2526, 2528 to 2535, 2574

2

Victoria

3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340, 3342

3

Queensland

4019 to 4022, 4025, 4037, 4074, 4076 to 4078, 4207 to 4275, 4300, 4301, 4303 to 4305, 4500 to 4506, 4508 to 4512, 4514 to 4519, 4521, 4550, 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569, 4571 to 4575

4

Western Australia

6000 to 6038, 6050 to 6083, 6090 to 6182, 6208 to 6211, 6214, 6556 to 6558

5

South Australia

5000 to 5171, 5173, 5174, 5231 to 5235, 5240 to 5252, 5351, 5950 to 5960

6

Tasmania

7000, 7004 to 7026, 7030 to 7109, 7140 to 7151, 7170 to 7177

7

Australian Capital Territory

All postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory

        (2)     For subregulation 1.15M(2) of the Regulations, a part of Australia within a postcode mentioned in the following table is a specified regional centre or other regional area.

Item

State or Territory

Postcodes

1

New South Wales

2250 to 2258, 2260 to 2263, 2311 to 2490, 2527, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2753, 2754, 2756 to 2758, 2773 to 2898

2

Victoria

3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233, 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971, 3978 to 3996

3

Queensland

4124, 4125, 4133, 4183, 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570, 4580 to 4895

4

Western Australia

All postcodes in Western Australia not mentioned in subsection (1)

5

South Australia

All postcodes in South Australia not mentioned in subsection (1)

6

Tasmania

All postcodes in Tasmania not mentioned in subsection (1)

7

Northern Territory

All postcodes in the Northern Territory

 

8

Norfolk Island

All postcodes in Norfolk Island

9

Other territories

All postcodes in a Territory other than the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island

        (3)     A part of Australia within a postcode mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) is specified for each of the following provisions of the Regulations:

(a)   the definition of regional Australia in subregulation 5.19(16);

(b)   subparagraph 888.226(2)(c)(i) of Schedule 2;

(c)   paragraph 892.213(3)(b) of Schedule 2.

4          Application

                 This instrument applies to any of the following that occur after the instrument commences:

(a)   a nomination made under paragraph 140GB(1)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act);

(b)   an application for approval of a nomination made under subregulation 5.19(1) of the Regulations;

(c)   an application made for any of the following visas:

             (i)  a second Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa in the Post-Study Work stream;

            (ii)  a Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa;

           (iii)  a Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)) visa;

           (iv)  a Subclass 892 (State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner) visa;

(d)   an assessment made under section 93 of the Act;

(e)   a grant of any of the following visas:

             (i)  a second Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa in the Post-Study Work stream;

            (ii)  a Subclass 489 (Skilled—Regional (Provisional)) visa;

           (iii)  a Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa.

5          Repeal

                 Migration (Regional Areas) Instrument (LIN 20/292) 2020 (F2021L00044) is repealed.