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!

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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.

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Available Jobs
Water and Sewer Process Coordinator Mid-Western Regional Council
Mudgee, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 06
Workshop Team Leader Mid-Western Regional Council
Mudgee, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 06
Management Accountant – Fixed Term Contract City of Joondalup
JOONDALUP, Contract
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 01
CUSTOMER SERVICE ADMINISTRATION OFFICER Shire of East Pilbara
NEWMAN, Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: Jun 01
Financial Services Manager North Burnett Regional Council
Gayndah, Contract
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 10
Plant Operator & Team Member (Excavator) Wollondilly Shire Council
Picton, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 07
Foreman Traffic Control Wollondilly Shire Council
Picton, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 07
Specialist Operator - AELEC Tamworth Regional Council
Tamworth, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 19
Closes: May 10
Junior Development Engineers Central Coast Council
Central Coast NSW, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 06
Cook Wattle Range Council
Millicent, South Australia Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 07
Community Development and Growth Officer Northern Areas Council
Gladstone, South Australia Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: Apr 30
Compliance Officer - Full Time Copper Coast Council
Kadina, South Australia Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 04
Facilities Support Officer 0.66FTE (18 Month Fixed-Term) City of Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor, South Australia Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 07
WHS Advisor Walcha Council
Walcha, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 13
Facilities & Presentation Manager Shellharbour City Council
Shellharbour NSW, NSW Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 13
Expression of Interest - Executive Officer, Alliance of Western Councils Narromine Shire Council
Within AWC Region, Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 11
Systems Manager Moree Plains Shire Council
Moree, NSW Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 03
Child Care Assistant (Casual) Moree Plains Shire Council
Moree NSW, Casual
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 03
Manager of Infrastructure Planning Mid-Western Regional Council
Mudgee, New South Wales Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: May 16
P3479- Team Leader Cleaner -ASTC Alice Springs Town Council
Alice Springs, Full-time
Posted: Apr 18
Closes: Jul 17

Check out this week’s Top 6 regional jobs!

Compliance and Administration Coordinator

Ayr, QLD

Wilmar Sugar Pty Ltd

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Assistant Director of Finance

Hobart, TAS

The Tasman

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Port Operations Manager

Dampier, WA

Inchcape Shipping Services

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Chief Executive Officer

Dromana, VIC

The Digger’s Club

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HSE Business Partner

Tamworth, NSW

Transgrid

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Senior Development Planner

Central Coast, NSW

Central Coast 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

Thinking about moving to the regions but still need to attend the occasional meeting in the city? Explore regions across Australia and find the community that best accommodates your career and the work life balance you crave.


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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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