Registered Migration Australia

Eligible Postcode List 

RSMS Subclass 187 Visa (Subclass 457 where applicable) 




The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia to sponsor employees who are foreign nationals for a permanent visa to work in regional Australia.


The following postcodes are classified as regional Australia/low population growth metropolitan areas. To be eligible to apply you must have nominating employer who is located in one of these postcode areas.


The following areas are not included in the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Sydney CBD
  • Newcastle & Wollongong in New South Wales
  • Brisbane CBD (including some parts of the Gold Coast)


Note: This list also applies to the Subclass 457 visa where the occupation is specifically identified as a requirement to being regionally employed.


State or Territory

Eligible Postcode

(Note: postcodes are inclusive)

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Entire Territory


New South Wales (NSW)
Except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong

2250 to 2251 - Central Coast
2256 to 2263 - Central Coast
2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898

Northern Territory (NT)
Entire Territory


Queensland (QLD)
Except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast

4124 to 4125
4270 to 4272
4307 to 4499
4517 to 4519
4522 to 4899

South Australia (SA)
Entire State


Tasmania (TAS)
Entire State


Victoria (VIC)
Except Melbourne metropolitan area.

3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3778 to 3781
3816 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3981 to 3996

Western Australia (WA)
Entire State



Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)


If you require help with you RSMS visa please feel free to contact us for a consultation so that we can better assess and service your regional sponsored migration needs.



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