Did you know, right now regional Australia has almost 100,000 internet-advertised job vacancies?

Our regions need doctors, architects, childcare professionals, nurses, farm workers, engineers, tradies, environmental scientists, teachers and more. This means, no matter what your profession, skill or ambition you’ll likely find a job that’s a perfect match for you.

Best of all, a career in the regions is about much more than a job. It’s about unlocking a new life: with more time; more space and more bang for your buck.

Search now and find your dream job in your ideal regional town…Go on. It’s Your Move!

Regional Australia
Job Opportunities

Regional Australia is home to thousands of rewarding and diverse careers. Take a look at jobs currently available in towns and regions that match your wants and needs.

Available Jobs
Team Leader Environmental Health – Parental Leave Cover City of Greater Geraldton
GERALDTON, Contract
Posted: Feb 27
Closes: Mar 19
Senior Environmental Health Officer City of Greater Geraldton
GERALDTON, Full-time
Posted: Feb 27
Closes: Mar 19
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (trainee level also considered) Ballina Shire Council
Ballina, Full-time
Posted: Feb 27
Closes: Mar 23
Mullewa Youth Development Officer - Parental Leave Cover City of Greater Geraldton
GERALDTON, Contract
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 08
Project Support Officer City of Palmerston
Palmerston, Northern Territory Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 08
Development Engineer City of Palmerston
Palmerston, Northern Territory Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 11
Mullewa Youth Development Officer (REF: 1036) - Parental Leave Cover City of Greater Geraldton
GERALDTON, Contract
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 08
Senior Irrigation Technician City of Busselton
Busselton, WA Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 18
Casual Parks and Gardens City of Busselton
Busselton, WA Casual
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 18
Waste Collection Vehicle Operator City of Armadale
Armadale, WA Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 23
Trainee Library Assistant (Systems) Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga, Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 12
Trainee Works and Playground Officer Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga, Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 11
Casual Oasis Learn to Swim Instructor Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga, Casual
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Apr 01
Museum Assistant – Collections & Programs Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga, Part-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 25
Senior Library Programs Officer Wagga Wagga City Council
Wagga Wagga, Part-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 11
Senior Leisure Centre Attendant Shoalhaven City Council
Nowra, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 11
Motor Mechanic Orange City Council
Orange, Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 07
Duty Supervisor Orange City Council
Orange, Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 18
Accounting Officer - Works Orange City Council
Orange, Full-time
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 11
Gatehouse Cashier - Casual Bathurst Regional Council
Bathurst, NSW Casual
Posted: Feb 24
Closes: Mar 18

Check out this week’s Top 6 regional jobs!

Fish Ecology Technician

Darwin, NT

Australian Institute of Marine Science

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Head Agronomist

Griffith, NSW

Rombola Family Farms

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Restaurant Manager

Margaret River, WA

Voyager Estate

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Chief Executive Officer

Mount Gambier, SA

Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast

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Journalist

Toowoomba, QLD

Seven

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Governance Officer

Orange, NSW

Orange City Council

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Establishing closer connections with students

For Kathleen John, an English and Drama teacher who recently moved from Blacktown in Sydney to Temora in regional New South Wales, her teaching career has exceeded expectations, and she hasn’t looked back! Ms. Jon can see the impact she has on her students’ secondary education by living in their community, a sentiment echoed by a newly launched federal campaign to encourage more Australians to “Be that Teacher“.

It’s a rewarding job, and “no day is the same!”

For Courtney McCrone, a primary school teacher at Temora Public School, her job gives her so much joy, “it’s a fun job”. Being part of a community such as Temora’s gives Ms Mc Crone confidence that her own children and her students are safe in the community.

Programs and incentives are the most compelling factor for teachers interested in relocating to the regions, but many are unaware that such incentives that exist!

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Explore Australia's Regions

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Legal life in Broken Hill

Steven moved to Broken Hill from Sydney. A promotion and his first home means he’s not leaving his outback home anytime soon!

Engineering a career in Temora

Jacinta’s CEO role in FNQ

Dan’s Dalby job unlocks new life

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Find out just how many jobs are on offer in your profession!

Education

Regional Australia has almost 1500 roles vacant for teachers and other education professionals.

Medical

More than 6000 GPs and nurses jobs are on offer outside the big smoke.

Engineering

There are more than 1600 advertised jobs for engineers in regional Australia.

Tradies & technicians

A huge 4000 jobs are on offer for those skilled in a trade including construction, mechanics and manufacturing.

Administration

The regions need 6000 administrative personnel to fill vital roles across both public and private sectors.

Carers & aides

In the all-important fields of aged care and child care there are 5500 regional jobs advertised.

Hospitality

Almost 3000 hospitality jobs are on offer across regional Australia.

Labourers

It’s hard yakka finding regional labourers! There are almost 3000 labourers jobs advertised.

Legal & social welfare

More than 3000 lawyers and social welfare positions are vacant in our regions.

Be inspired by real life regional career success stories

Feeling regionally-curious? You’re not alone. A survey commissioned by the Regional Australia Institute revealed 1 in 5 capital city Australians were thinking of making the move to regional Australia.

And, a huge 90% of of city workers said they could be persuaded to move to the regions by a higher salary.

Thousands of Australians are already making the move. In fact the RAI’s Regional Movers Index, confirms city to regions migration is up 17% on pre-pandemic years.

Be inspired for your move to a regional job, by the experiences of real life city expats who swapped long commutes for country career success!

Check out more mover success stories.

Busting myths about jobs and life in regional Australia

#1 There are no jobs in regional Australia.
#2 Most regional jobs are for low-skilled positions.
#3 Salaries are lower in the regions.
#4 It’s hard to find a somewhere to call home.
#5 Migration from capital cities to our regions has declined since COVID.
#6 Internet connectivity is a challenge

Programs and incentives to assist with your #MoveToMore

From assistance with relocation costs to cash bonuses, there are a range of incentives on offer from the Federal, state and local Governments , for city dwellers ready to make the move for a career in regional Australia. Check them out below.

Federal Government

The AgCAREERSTART is a structured employment program to help young Australians start a career in agriculture in their gap year.

Work bonus advantage for older workers.

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New South Wales

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Queensland

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South Australia

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Victoria

Podcast explores stories of Aussies who've made the move!

‘You Moved Where?!’ explores the experiences of everyday Australians who have packed up and made the move from big, capital cities and set sail for new horizons in regional Australia. Hosted by Bec Bignell, each episode features an in-depth interview exploring why different people made the move, the challenges they encountered and the many upsides associated with life out of the fast lane.

Read more stories about successful regional Australia career moves.

Ange engineers a career in Shepparton

For civil engineer Angela Durston-Ryan, a transfer to her company’s Shepparton office resulted in more than just a tree change. A swift promotion to senior associate was a gratifying life goal unlocked, but the cherry on top was the region’s affordable housing, permitting Ange the opportunity to own her own home.

Kicking career goals in Temora

For electrician and former Raiders NRL player Josh McCrone, a move back to his hometown of Temora has ticked all the boxes. He has lived in big cities around Australia and the world, but right now for Josh and his family, working and living in country NSW has all the important things covered: community; extended family; space and of course local footy!

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