Perth and Gold Coast are declassifying to Regional Australia from 16th November 2019. Mr. David Coleman, the Australian minister for immigration earlier made an announcement declassifying Perth and Gold Coast into regional Australian. The impact of this news will be huge on the current General Skilled Worker migration program. Perth and Gold Coast are developed at par with Melbourne and Sydney.
It is also worth noting that Perth and Gold Coast offer lifestyles and facilities similar to all other northern metropolitans of the country. This will appeal to aspiring emigrants eyeing northern territories for settling down.
According to immigration experts and lawyers, this move’s broader objective is to make regional Australia more attractive for the migration aspirants. With Perth and Gold Coasts now available as options to settle down, a surge in applicant interest is expected.
It is imperative to note that the Australian immigration policy for the skilled worker will be undergoing changes starting 16th November 2019. The Subclass 491 visa will be replacing the 489 visas. For more details and the changes, you can refer to the BMS Australia’s complete guide on the new 491 Visa.
This is a developing story and we will keep on updating this space as more information about these changes are announced and implemented. Please note that the news is based on available sources. Omissions, corrections and subtractions are expected as the story develops.
Source: BMS Australia